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Date   : 11/11/2004    Duedate: 11/24/2004

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-389

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 MEOW MIX 21/978       215   77  5 73.6      ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1048                 
    WOLF PACK II 32/968                         STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                    10 LUROCIANS IV 12/865   121  139  5 46.5
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                       LUROCIANS XI 74/1038                  
  2 ARCANE BEACH 98/1052  210  104  1 66.9      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
  3 LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053 1173  628  7 65.1      LUROCIANS II 33/775                   
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                     11 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  239  284  9 45.7
  4 WENSINWASIN 43/1023     9    5  0 64.3   12-THE HASTINGS 97/1010   16   20  0 44.4
  5 DSM4 9/461            560  348  8 61.7   13-THE LAWMEN 12/292      48   61  0 44.0
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                      14 RHYME TYME 55/397     179  238  0 42.9
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                       15 REDHORSE 56/823       251  346  2 42.0
    SHAVE MY POODLE 82/1057                     ILLFANG PACT 13/254                   
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
  6 RAZOR GRACE 17/562     25   19  1 56.8   16 UNDER DURESS 64/743   695 1004 10 40.9
    RAZOR GRACE 67/867                          DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
  7 MYTHICAL 58/779       505  422  6 54.5   17 ARENA FELINES 12/857   43   65  1 39.8
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      ARENA FELINES 61/1059                 
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                18 THE BONDS 49/774      408  927  5 30.6
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                          CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
  8 DARKMOON 12/911       150  136  2 52.4      MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    SOL  INVICTUS 82/919                        FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
    SOL INVICTUS 31/974                      19-LEGION OF DU 13/1056    1    0  0  100
  9 ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944  234  213  3 52.3

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

         + ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ A Dark and Stormy Night ]H[ + ---:--- + ]H[ +

     It was a dark and stormy night, and no two ways about it.  Definitely night, the 
big clock over the arena, Big Bill they called it, had struck the first hour of the 
morning.  The first hour was badly bruised.  Very dark.  The streetlamps, such as 
they were, had all gone out.  Perhaps the oil used to fill the lamps had run out, or 
perhaps the lamplighters (magic was not used for this, due to an agreement between 
the Stronghold Academy and the Union of Lamplighters and Hackney Drivers) had not 
wanted to go out in the storm.  And it was unquestionably stormy.  A lightning 
display to shame the most expensive fireworks, a continual drumroll of thunder, and 
rain falling in such a deluge as might herald the end of Life as We Know It.
     Bindi, the Croc from Lapur (who was able to be in two places at once due to the 
special magical nature of Life on the Isle), huddled in a doorway and waited.  She 
didn't mind the rain, but the lightning was not something she wanted to encounter up 
close and personally.  And it was striking freely on trees and housetops; any minute 
it might decide to target people on the streets--of whom (or which as the case might 
be) there were very few.  She didn't mind the waiting, either, she'd waited on river 
banks for stray goats or villagers often enough.  Okay, she did mind waiting.  She'd 
been doing it too long tonight.  But she wanted Royland, and he was SUPPOSED to come 
along this way sometime before morning.  But there were still a lot of rainy hours 
before morning.
     Bindi sighed.  She was supposed to wait.  She would wait.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     In another doorway farther down the street, Venric, a Demon of Darkness from 
Aradi, stood and waited.  More patiently, perhaps, because it was a golem.  But then 
again, maybe it wasn't waiting patiently.  With a golem it was hard to tell.  Perhaps 
even Venric didn't know if it was patient, as golems are seldom designed for 
introspection.  Not that it mattered.  Venric had received orders--written orders 
bearing his manager's seal--to wait here until Royland came along.  What it was to do 
then depended on a number of circumstances.
     No matter.  A golem, a GOOD golem, a DEMONIC golem, was flexible.  So it waited.
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     Under the trees at the edge of a park, a little farther down the road, Redfox 
waited, cursing the rain.  This would have been a fine night to be inside by a fire, 
nursing a mug of mulled cider.  Or even something, some one, warmer and livelier.  
Still, it shouldn't be much longer.  Surely anything Royland was doing out here in 
the rain would be over soon?
     The Rirorni sighed and blinked at the wall of rain.  No point in trying to see 
anything more than two yards away.  But if Royland didn't show up by the end of the 
next hour, he, Redfox, was going home.  Let Tigress catch her own dates.  Or whatever 
it was she wanted to catch Royland for....
                       ***     *****     ***     *****     ***
     On the other side of the park, Helyse and Lucifreya stood together under the 
inadequate shelter of a single umbrella.
     "If Royland has half the brains his father claims he's got, he won't be out in 
this," Helyse muttered.
     "Nobody has half the brains their father claims for them," Lucifreya answered.  
"But still... you're right.  I don't even know why WE are out in this, much less 
somebody who's got a choice."
     "The Master Mime didn't say why...?"
     "No.  Just 'Royland should be coming through the park between the first and 
second hour.  Wait for him and bring him back to the College'.  So here we are."  
Luci sighed.  "Teaching at the College of Mimes is a good job, but the things we have 
to do to get tenure... I don't know.  Maybe it isn't worth it."

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Hail again Freeblades,

     Yes, I desicrated Desicration, (put some holes in him at least) so I'm still on 
top and I was Lord Marshall for Halloween, like I had hoped.  Now that the tournament 
is behind us, I hope to see a lot more activity here.  Well it looks like I have to 
go now; my manager is calling me for deftness drills.  Juggling daggers is tricky!  I 
can handle three, maybe four, but any more and someone always gets hurt.
     Freeblades, never let our sands thirst for lack of sweat and blood.

                                        Your Lord Marshall,

                                                  Woundwort

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Alarond says he gets rich being a spy reporter, and I want to know how!  I sure 
haven't seen any.

     Blackest Pride got the most avoids, from Dsm4.  Titan got the most challenges.  
I don't know what the point is.  I mean, most challenges, most avoids, what's the use 
of having lots?  You can only use two at a time.
     There were only twenty-eight fights today.  Which is awful.  I mean, not 
fighting is good, more fun than fighting, but you should at least show up!  We could 
have a party, or something.  And only six challenge matches, half tv and half radio.  
And three standbys fought, so that wasn't even fifty-six whole people who fought, 
only fifty-three.

     Well, anyway, the scribes in the Commission office say I should hurry up with 
this, so here is stuff about the fights.
     LULU (32-3523) (24-36-1,42) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of College of Mimes.  LULU was overpowered by ROSELLA in a popular 3 minute 
gory one-sided match.  It isn't always that the mimes are popular, but sometimes yes.  
I don't know why.  People never tell me stuff like that.  Never.
     U.S. STEEL (49-3369) (21-24-0,45) of THE BONDS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of College of Mimes.  U.S. STEEL was defeated by ROSELLA in an action packed 1 
minute duel.  Gosh, is Rosella going good today, or what?  I don't know how she does 
it.  Do you suppose it's her hair?
     FLESH RIPPER (74-3375) (16-8-1,80) of LUROCIANS XI fought MAINE COON CAT (21-
5358) (20-12-0,72) of MEOW MIX.  FLESH RIPPER was handily defeated by MAINE COON CAT 
in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  Of course.  I mean, have you SEEN a coon cat?  All 
that hair!  You could never find the flesh to rip, and while you were looking, well, 
cats have claws, you know.
     PLACES THE LOTION... (98-909) (7-9-5,31) of ARCANE BEACH DAY fought INERTIA (21-
5761) (15-4-1,50) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  PLACES THE LOTION... was overpowered by INERTIA 
in a 1 minute one-sided fray.  I don't know what this means.  Maybe he, like, DROPPED 
the lotion this time?
     BEER (71-3539) (30-37-0,100) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought WHITEWING (13-4346) (23-
40-0,81) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  BEER vanquished WHITEWING in an action packed 1 minute 
uneven bout.  You've heard of soft shews?  Well, Beer isn't one.  He's a hard shoe.

     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (67-104-2,149) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought LOKI 
(71-3798) (21-20-1,111) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  SUPERIOR FORCES was vanquished by LOKI in 
an exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.  But we knew about this already.  Except with, 
like, Redfox or somebody, Superior Forces isn't.  Or maybe aren't.  I never know.
     THE SICKNESS (21-5327) (24-8-1,139) of BLACKEST PRIDE fought LOPING WOLF (56-
1796) (66-108-0,91) of REDHORSE.  THE SICKNESS won victory over LOPING WOLF in a 
popular 1 minute match.  Does this mean that Loping is a sick puppy?  Has he had his 
shots?
     ARAC IRONFIST (67-1944) (23-11-0,141) of RAZOR GRACE fought MAREI (103-37) (38-
32-2,150) of College of Mimes.  ARAC IRONFIST demolished MAREI in a 1 minute one-
sided fight.  I guess it's just a good thing for Arac that he didn't fight Rosella 
instead.  I mean, she was winning all over the place.  Well, not ALL over, but you 
know what I mean.  Anyway, good work.
     REDFOX (13-4197) (53-77-0,110) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought SUNGOD DESIGNED ME (43-
4270) (25-7-0,150) of WENSINWASIN.  REDFOX was vanquished by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched fray.  Everybody beats Redfox.  Don't you sometimes 
wonder how he got here at all?
     HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (120-187-2,180) of RHYME TYME fought TIGRESS (13-4471) (30-
34-0,105) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  HOUSE MOUSE demolished TIGRESS in a 1 minute uneven 
bout.  That's the thing about random matches, which is, you never know if you're 
going to fight this big, hugely experienced mouse or not.

     JULIUS (64-3641) (76-93-2,168) of UNDER DURESS fought LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) 
(33-37-0,159) of LUROCIANS II.  JULIUS was beaten by LORD FIREFLASH in an action 
packed 2 minute fight.  And blinded, too.  Because those are BRIGHT flashes.  Not 
just fireflies or something.
     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (44-27-0,197) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN fought TRYURLUCK (61-
1029) (61-59-1,180) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  SEVERUS SNAPE overpowered TRYURLUCK in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.  I knew somebody who hunted snapes once.  He 
never found any.
     MONOMACH (17-3648) (28-20-3,209) of RAZOR GRACE fought SAMPSA (31-4233) (28-25-
3,172) of SOL INVICTUS.  MONOMACH overpowered SAMPSA in an exciting 3 minute one-
sided match.  I still haven't found out yet whether Sampsa turns into a cockroach at 
night.  I really want to know.
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (94-134-1,200) of RHYME TYME fought LORD REDMOND (12-4109) 
(34-30-1,178) of LUROCIANS IV.  FUNNY BUNNY overpowered LORD REDMOND in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.  It's those big floppy ears, is what *I* think.  
And the slippers with the little-kid smiley faces on them.
     KELOS (55-30) (66-94-3,189) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought RED BARON (33-1092) (36-39-
3,180) of LUROCIANS II.  KELOS overpowered RED BARON in an action packed 1 minute 
uneven struggle.  Gosh, was the Red Baron robbing a caravan?  Or is it only Redhorse 
that fights caravan robbers?  Sometimes I have trouble telling them apart.  It's the 
funny hats.
     MILA (55-29) (66-99-0,200) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought WRATH OF ONE (82-11628) (17-
7-2,174) of LUROCIANS XII.  MILA was handily defeated by WRATH OF ONE in a 1 minute 
one-sided conflict.  And I bet Mila feels funny now, losing to twenty-four-fights-
showing, and if he DOESN'T, he SHOULD.  I mean, it was ONE-SIDED.

     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (28-21-1,181) of LUROCIANS II fought ELRORAN (12-4386) (52-
37-2,200) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS.  LADY EMILY was demolished by ELRORAN in a popular 1 
minute mismatched match.  Is this RUDE, or what?  I mean, she's a LADY.  It should be 
that Elroran just, you know, snubbed her or something.
     TESEN (12-4211) (49-53-1,192) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS fought PARANOIA (9-4557) 
(34-8-1,206) of DSM4.  TESEN was bested by PARANOIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute 
conflict.  Does this mean Tesen thought everyone was out to get him (or it), or just 
that he (or it) thought so?  Or does it matter?
     LUMP O'GORE (13-1212) (102-93-5,197) of ILLFANG PACT fought HEL (82-14331) (44-
42-0,193) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  LUMP O'GORE was handily defeated by HEL in an exciting 2 
minute brutal one-sided bout.  I HEARD that there are better ways to make little 
lumps.  But you need a Mrs. O'Gore first.
     HERMES (58-6016) (26-12-0,220) of MYTHICAL fought FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) (115-
166-3,195) of RHYME TYME.  HERMES vanquished FRAIL WHALE in a popular 2 minute brutal 
one-sided duel.  I wouldn've thought Hermes would do it faster.  But what do I know?  
Besides how to get bloodstains out of, you know, purple robes and stuff.
     KREWKUT SAUSAGE (65-6327) (28-25-0,250) of LINCOLNSHIRE fought LORD LIGHTSPEED 
(33-2928) (40-34-3,191) of LUROCIANS II.  KREWKUT SAUSAGE vanquished LORD LIGHTSPEED 
in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.  I don't know, if *I* saw a sausage with hair, 
even SHORT hair, I don't think I'd want anything to DO with it.
     SCOURGE (74-2857) (33-24-1,218) of DARK ANGELS fought GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) 
(130-182-0,217) of RHYME TYME.  SCOURGE viciously subdued GROGGY DOGGY in an action 
packed 3 minute gruesome fight.  Good!  I am so tired of that Doggy!

     Oh, challenge matches.  I guess I must be almost done.
     SKULL STROKER (21-5590) (19-9-0,66) of BLACKEST PRIDE challenged CROUCHING TIGER 
(12-5899) (15-8-0,57) of ARENA FELINES.  Down 9.  SKULL STROKER devastated CROUCHING 
TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  I guess Crouching should've jumped 
up.
     SMILING GOAT (82-20735) (13-11-0,62) of SHAVE MY POODLE challenged MOUSE NOYLE 
(17-6252) (23-33-0,97) of MIDDLE WAY.  Up 35.  SMILING GOAT was bested by MOUSE NOYLE 
in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.  Yes, well, there are days like that.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (32-27-0,182) of BLADES OF WONDER challenged ROYLAND 
(56-3380) (76-52-0,215) of REDHORSE.  Up 33.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR was overpowered by 
ROYLAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  Do you suppose Neb was waiting for 
Royland, too?

     And the TV challenges:
     CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) (17-2-0,124) of LAFFALYMPICS TV challenged SMUG BUG 
(55-2900) (43-80-0,139) of RHYME TYME.  Up 15.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN was vanquished by 
SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.  That is totally too bad.  That 
Bug is just, well, it will be even MORE smug, now.
     ELVIS (7-612) (40-33-0,198) of THE ROCKERS TV challenged MIMR (82-3783) (67-42-
2,267) of SOL  INVICTUS.  Up 69.  ELVIS was savagely defeated by MIMR in an exciting 
2 minute gory Challenge melee.  Well, what did you expect?  Even the very BEST blue 
suede shoes can't do EVERYTHING.

     And for being Lord Marshall:  TITAN (21-5070) (49-28-1,263) of BLACKEST PRIDE TV 
challenged WOUNDWORT (12-4228) (66-38-0,303) of DARKMOON.  Up 40.  TITAN was 
devastated by WOUNDWORT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.  So it's 
still Woundwort, and I think that's great, although Titan would've been just fine, 
too.  Congratulations and stuff.

                                        Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           67  38  0  325  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MIMR 82-3783                68  42  2  278  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     29  25  0  262  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 HERMES 58-6016              27  12  0  232  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             34  24  1  226  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 ROYLAND 56-3380             77  52  0  224  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 MONOMACH 17-3648            29  20  3  217  RAZOR GRACE (562)          ALJAFIR
 HEL 82-14331                45  42  0  213  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ELRORAN 12-4386             53  37  2  210  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 PARANOIA 9-4557             35   8  1  210  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-WYATT EARP 12-2168          33  15  1  208  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         95 134  1  207  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       45  27  0  205  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         36  15  1  203  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 ELVIS 7-612                 40  34  0  201  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        130 183  0  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KELOS 55-30                 67  94  3  198  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 TESEN 12-4211               49  54  1  197  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB
 TITAN 21-5070               49  29  1  197  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-DESECRATION 21-4392         42  17  3  197  BLITZKRIEG (1060)          SUNSET
-SMALL ROOMS 97-606          20  10  4  197  THE HASTINGS (1010)        SHADOW GROVE
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       18   7  2  197  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
-SAMOO 37-4630               29  17  2  191  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        115 167  3  190  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212        102  94  5  186  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     40  35  3  184  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      32  28  0  183  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         121 187  2  182  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MILA 55-29                  66 100  0  180  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          28  22  1  180  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           61  60  1  179  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        34  31  1  174  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
-MELTDOWN 32-3836            25   5  0  173  WOLF PACK II (968)         ARVAT
 RED BARON 33-1092           36  40  3  172  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SAMPSA 31-4233              28  26  3  172  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      34  37  0  170  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956         22  19  1  169  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 JULIUS 64-3641              76  94  2  159  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 ARAC IRONFIST 67-1944       24  11  0  159  RAZOR GRACE (867)          BARIKALA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            44  80  0  153  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  26   7  0  152  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LOKI 71-3798                22  20  1  143  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 THE SICKNESS 21-5327        25   8  1  141  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     67 105  2  121  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     17   3  0  118  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 REDFOX 13-4197              53  78  0  115  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 TIGRESS 13-4471             30  35  0  114  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-MOUNTAIN GOAT 56-3700       26  26  3  112  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BEER 71-3539                31  37  0  106  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         66 109  0  100  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         24  33  0   99  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 MAINE COON CAT 21-5358      21  12  0   91  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SKULL STROKER 21-5590       20   9  0   79  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 WHITEWING 13-4346           23  41  0   76  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 FLESH RIPPER 74-3375        16   9  1   68  LUROCIANS XI (1038)        DAIYLA KIV
 SMILING GOAT 82-20735       13  12  0   67  SHAVE MY POODLE (1057)     DWES EG
-BROKEN TOE 56-3683          21  35  1   66  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          21  25  0   56  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 INERTIA 21-5761             16   4  1   55  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 CROUCHING TIGER 12-5899     15   9  0   52  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB
 LULU 32-3523                24  37  1   51  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
-DARTMAN 33-7161             14   7  1   50  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PLACES THE LOTION.. 98-909   7  10  5   29  ARCANE BEACH DAY (1052)    SYVYN'S HILL

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Small Rooms -- I hope you don't take my challenge too personally.  There were only so 
many Challenger Champions who actually bathe before their fights. -- Mimr

Superior Forces -- Alright, I looked pretty good out there this time.  Now if I could 
finish learning skills... -- Sampsa

Sampsa -- Sorry I didn't teach you anything.  That was what you were after, right?  
But for that you need to challenge somebody who actually knows something.  Me, I'm 
just a brawler. -- Mila

Debby Tonte -- No, the hat doesn't turn ME on.  But it has that effect on a lot of 
young ladies. -- Mila

Lord Redmond -- That was an unlucky match for you.  My style is very effective 
against your style.  I hope you're feeling better. -- Royland

Debby Tonte -- I'm uneven?  So... you don't want to go to the beach with an uneven 
person such as myself?  Because if you would, I'd try to be as even as possible. -- 
Royland

Tryurluck -- Hasn't everybody on me team been fightin' ye?  Sure and ye must be sick 
to death of us.  Oh well, that train ye got may help. -- Lump o' Gore

Whitewing -- You're as fast as me, I'll give you that.  It was a good fight. -- 
Loping Wolf

Debby Tonte -- Wolves aren't mean, necessarily, but I am.  Okay, not so much when I 
win but I'm really mean when I lose.  I'm nice and smiley when I win.  You should 
smile more.  You get that pouty look when it rains.  It's cute, but you're prettier 
when you smile. -- Loping Wolf

Lulu -- I would notice.  As it happens I have been hit with cast-iron skillets 
before.  Twice.  It's not something you ignore. -- Loping Wolf

Titan -- Another win for who?  Did you incorporate yourself or something? -- Kelos
P.S.  I don't think it's fair to attack my weak side.

Arac Ironfist -- Oh, heck.  They tell me warriors from closed arenas fight harder, 
but if that is so, shouldn't *I* have been fighting harder, too?  Although now that I 
come to think about it, I am still better off than you are.  At least Dullens is 
still THERE, but so far as anyone has been able to find out, Barikala might have 
fallen into a black hole.  No one who's gone there in the last few years has ever 
come back, you know.  Unless... did you just escape, or have you been around on the 
mainland for a while? -- Tigress, rambling on

Superior Forces -- I'm sure there were two of you out there on the sands.  At LEAST 
two.  I mean, we're talking serious duplication here!  And not having eyes in the 
back of my head, I didn't see the other one coming.  Or maybe you do it with mirrors, 
and I focused on the wrong image.  Or something like that. -- Redfox the weary

Loki -- You should be drummed from the corps of womanhood!  You're supposed to scream 
and run when you see a big bad Mouse walking toward you with a sword in his hand.  
Remember that and get it RIGHT next time. -- Mouse Noyle

Smiling Goat -- You have a poodle that needs shaving?  Frankly, they look better 
unshaven.  More, well, they aren't all manly, of course, since some are bitches, but 
more rugged and properly dog-like. -- Lulu

Furball -- (hack, cough, heave, cough) -- U.S. Steel

Loping Wolf -- Five clashes, I get the first blow, and YOU win?  Cheese. -- Whitewing
P.S.  And they didn't even call it a "slim" victory.

Loping Wolf -- Because I'm a better student than you are. -- Lulu

Mila -- That makes me 0-3 against you.  Those last skills are sorely needed. -- 
Sampsa

Tesen -- You're faster than that, aren't you? -- Mimr

22 October 2004
                         Youngblood's Three and Out Contest

I would like to take this time to announce and invite all managers to compete in what
I think will be an awesome contest.  If you haven't ever TC'd at a tourney before,
here is your chance.  The contest will start Wednesday, December 1, 2004, but a
chance will be given November 17 to dark arena, only, any warrior that you do not see
fit to run in the contest.  So now that I have your attention, here are the rules
(like you didn't know they were coming sooner or later).

 1.  Any manager participating can enter one team, only.
 2.  No sandbagging whatsoever.  (I will keep up with it, every turn.)
 3.  No teams or warriors will be allowed to run after contest starts.
 4.  All warriors will run until they lose three times, after three losses they are
     eliminated.
 5.  If a warrior sits out a turn, they are accounted with a loss in the contest.
     This is to keep warriors with winning records from sitting out until the end of
     the contest.
 6.  If a warrior is killed during the contest, the replacement cannot enter the
     contest.
 7.  If a warrior is killed, bloodfeuding is allowed, but only by a warrior that is
     active in the contest.
 8.  If a warrior is run after being eliminated, the manager is disqualified from the
     contest, no questions asked.
 9.  Challenges are legal, up or down.
10.  Contest will keep going until 1 warrior is left without three losses, and that

     warrior, of course, is accounted the winner.
11.  All managers participating will be asked to purchase a rollup certificate, to be
     awarded to the winners of the contest.

                                    <<<PRIZES>>>

     As I have already said, and according to participation, rollups will be awarded
to the first and second place managers.  So the majority and minority of the rollups
will be determined when all are accumulated.
     Contest Champion--2 Faves prizes, and majority of rollup certificates
     Contest Runner-up--1 Faves prize, and minority of rollup certificates
     So once again I invite all managers old and new to participate in what should be
a fierce and challenging contest.  <<<REMEMBER, FIRST OFFICIAL TURN OF THE CONTEST IS
DECEMBER THE FIRST, AND AS I SAID BEFORE, THE TURN BEFORE (NOVEMBER 17TH) YOU MAY
DARK ARENA CHALLENGE ONLY!!!  ANY WARRIOR WITH ANY FE (FIGHT EXPERIENCE) WHEN THE
CONTEST STARTS WILL BE ELIMINATED FROM THE CONTEST.

                          YOUNGBLOOD of WENSINWASIN

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

TITAN was devastated by WOUNDWORT in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge Title fight.
ELVIS was savagely defeated by MIMR in a exciting 2 minute gory Challenge melee.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN was vanquished by SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge brawl.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR was overpowered by ROYLAND in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
SMILING GOAT was bested by MOUSE NOYLE in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
SKULL STROKER devastated CROUCHING TIGER in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
SCOURGE viciously subdued GROGGY DOGGY in a action packed 3 minute gruesome fight.
KREWKUT SAUSAGE vanquished LORD LIGHTSPEED in a popular 1 minute uneven duel.
HERMES vanquished FRAIL WHALE in a popular 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
LUMP O'GORE was handily defeated by HEL in a exciting 2 minute brutal one-sided bout.
TESEN was bested by PARANOIA in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
LADY EMILY was demolished by ELRORAN in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
MILA was handily defeated by WRATH OF ONE in a 1 minute one-sided conflict.
KELOS overpowered RED BARON in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
FUNNY BUNNY overpowered LORD REDMOND in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
MONOMACH overpowered SAMPSA in a exciting 3 minute one-sided match.
SEVERUS SNAPE overpowered TRYURLUCK in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched fight.
JULIUS was beaten by LORD FIREFLASH in a action packed 2 minute fight.
HOUSE MOUSE demolished TIGRESS in a 1 minute uneven bout.
REDFOX was vanquished by SUNGOD DESIGNED ME in a popular 1 minute mismatched fray.
ARAC IRONFIST demolished MAREI in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE SICKNESS won victory over LOPING WOLF in a popular 1 minute match.
SUPERIOR FORCES was vanquished by LOKI in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fight.
BEER vanquished WHITEWING in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
PLACES THE LOTION... was overpowered by INERTIA in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FLESH RIPPER was handily defeated by MAINE COON CAT in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
U.S. STEEL was defeated by ROSELLA in a action packed 1 minute duel.
LULU was overpowered by ROSELLA in a popular 3 minute gory one-sided match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  20         PARRY-LUNGE       31 -  16 -  0      66  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 11         LUNGING ATTACK   119 -  76 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         TOTAL PARRY        8 -   8 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         PARRY-RIPOSTE      4 -   4 -  0      50  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      3         WALL OF STEEL     21 -  21 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         SLASHING ATTACK   48 -  51 -  3      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   8 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         AIMED BLOW        11 -  22 -  2      33  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         BASHING ATTACK     7 -  14 -  0      33  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  54 -  0      28  |

Turn 389 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:

LUNGING ATTACK    14 -  6     SLASHING ATTACK    5 -  6         8  LUNGING ATTACK 
PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  1     AIMED BLOW         1 -  2         1  PARRY-LUNGE    
                              BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         1  STRIKING ATTACK
                              STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  5         1  PARRY-RIPOSTE  
                              WALL OF STEEL      1 -  3     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   WOUNDWORT 12-4228          67  38  0  325 DARKMOON (911)
PARRY-LUNGE      MIMR 82-3783               68  42  2  278 SOL  INVICTUS (919)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONOMACH 17-3648           29  20  3  217 RAZOR GRACE (562)
TOTAL PARRY      ELVIS 7-612                40  34  0  201 THE ROCKERS (1029)
SLASHING ATTACK  KELOS 55-30                67  94  3  198 ROCANIS RIDERS (285)
AIMED BLOW       WRATH OF ONE 82-11628      18   7  2  197 LUROCIANS XII (1039)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       115 167  3  190 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    LUMP O'GORE 13-1212       102  94  5  186 ILLFANG PACT (254)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        121 187  2  182 RHYME TYME (397)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MIMR 82-3783.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOURGE 74-2857, 
HERMES 58-6016, MONOMACH 17-3648, LOKI 71-3798, HEL 82-14331, LULU 32-3523, TESEN 
12-4211, PARANOIA 9-4557, ELRORAN 12-4386, and SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146.

The least popular fighter this week was PLACES THE LOTION... 98-909.  The other ten 
least popular fighters were TIGRESS 13-4471, CROUCHING TIGER 12-5899, CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 
56-3753, WHITEWING 13-4346, LOPING WOLF 56-1796, REDFOX 13-4197, LORD REDMOND 
12-4109, RED BARON 33-1092, LUMP O'GORE 13-1212, and LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  3 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  1  4 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  4 0  VEASTIAN(43)         1  0 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          2  0 0  VITHICAR(49)         0  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  0 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          4  3 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  1 0  
SUNSET(21)           4  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          1  2 0  DWES EG(82)          3  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  SYVYN'S HILL(98)     0  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ELVIS 7-612                 40  34  0  201  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 PARANOIA 9-4557             35   8  1  210  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WOUNDWORT 12-4228           67  38  0  325  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LUMP O'GORE 13-1212        102  94  5  186  ILLFANG PACT (254)         DULLENS
 MONOMACH 17-3648            29  20  3  217  RAZOR GRACE (562)          ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       45  27  0  205  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 TITAN 21-5070               49  29  1  197  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      32  28  0  183  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SAMPSA 31-4233              28  26  3  172  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LULU 32-3523                24  37  1   51  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     40  35  3  184  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SUNGOD DESIGNED ME 43-4270  26   7  0  152  WENSINWASIN (1023)         VEASTIAN
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          21  25  0   56  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         95 134  1  207  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             77  52  0  224  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 HERMES 58-6016              27  12  0  232  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           61  60  1  179  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              76  94  2  159  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     29  25  0  262  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 ARAC IRONFIST 67-1944       24  11  0  159  RAZOR GRACE (867)          BARIKALA
 LOKI 71-3798                22  20  1  143  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             34  24  1  226  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 MIMR 82-3783                68  42  2  278  SOL  INVICTUS (919)        DWES EG
 PLACES THE LOTION.. 98-909   7  10  5   29  ARCANE BEACH DAY (1052)    SYVYN'S HILL