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Date   : 01/06/2005    Duedate: 01/19/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-393

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LEGION OF DU 13/1056    4    0  0  100      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
  2 MEOW MIX 21/978       219   78  5 73.7   10 ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944  238  221  4 51.9
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                
  3 DEATH REALM 69/943    213  106  1 66.8      ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1048                 
    THE MOTHERSHIP II 19/699                 11 LUROCIANS II 33/775   132  152  5 46.5
  4 LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053 1180  629  7 65.2      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                        LUROCIANS IV 12/865                   
  5 DSM4 9/461            576  357  8 61.7   12 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  242  285  9 45.9
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                       13 RHYME TYME 55/397     192  245  0 43.9
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                      14 REDHORSE 56/823       259  356  2 42.1
    SHAVE MY POODLE 82/1057                     ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                   15 UNDER DURESS 64/743   696 1011 10 40.8
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    BLADE BROTHERS 82/1045                   16-ARENA FELINES 9/1063   43   65  1 39.8
    RACE THE WIND 73/1068                       ARENA FELINES 16/1067                 
  6-WENSINWASIN 15/1066     9    6  0 60.0      ARENA FELINES 13/1065                 
  7-RAZOR GRACE 17/562     27   22  1 55.1      ARENA FELINES II 12/1064              
  8 MYTHICAL 58/779       513  425  6 54.7   17 THE BONDS 49/774      411  948  5 30.2
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 12/838                   FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                       18 THE DARK TID 16/1040    3    9  0 25.0
  9-DARKMOON 12/911       154  139  3 52.6

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 506): T. ZER of LETTER BOMBS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): MALKAI of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): DARLING NIKKI of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): BOMBSHELL of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): BLUE BLOOD of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): FUNNY BUNNY of RHYME TYME from KHALANI (Emerald Orbs)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM  9 ZUKAL (turn 506): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 506): EXTREME (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 500): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 502): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 500): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 499): DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 491): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 488): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 486): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 479): BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 224): NORTHERN LIGHTS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 205): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 367): PUNCH-OUT! (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 346): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 154): ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 392): LEGION OF DUMB (?, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 505): BRIARTHORN of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 498): CALLISTA of DRAGON JUNKIES (Youngblood, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
              (turn 248): PEG-LEG BOUCHARD of CANADIAN BACON (Firehawk, mgr.)
                          SCUM REAVER of THE RED REAVERS (Guardian, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 223): THE SMELL OF IT of EMETICS (Berylstar, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 366): DEADFALL of BAD APPLES (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 153): MANNAZ THORSSON of ODIN'S CHOSEN (Staghorn, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Oh, hi.  It's just little 'ol Debby Tonte.  Thought I'd check out FREE BLADES to 
see if anybody's found my skis.  Why do people always take my skis?  I really don't 
understand this.  You know?  I mean, I've heard of people taking gloves or hankies 
or, you know, some other stuff, but skis?
     Oh, well.
     MVP award for RED BARON?  LUROCIANS II's proud of him after beating SERAPH and 
getting 33 points.  And no wonder, when you look at the difference in points they 
started with.  I think Red should get more.  But nobody asks me.
     PARANOIA thinks his 38-9-1 and studly character is good enough to face up to the 
Lord Marshall.  And he was right.  Was that a tear I saw in PARANOIA's eye, as he 
took over the Lord Marshallship?  Maybe it was just, you know, that the place hadn't 
been cleaned over the holidays.
     Look, you guys stick to fighting, all right?  NO, wait, why did I say that?  Try 
doing something ELSE than fighting!  But, anyway, STUFF I BROUGHT was FREE BLADES' 
most avoided team.  Is there some award for that?  Wait while I check.  No, I don't 
see one on the, you know, list.  I don't know what LAFFALYMPICS has been doing.  They 
certainly haven't been accepting many fights from STUFF I BROUGHT, that's fer sher.  
Maybe if you bring some different stuff next time?
     Like, is MILA popular, or what?  He was challenged the most in all of FREE 
BLADES!  Maybe that means he's un-popular.  He's got a 68-102-0, is that good?  For 
anything?
     Challenges, revenges, bloodfeuds, no, not bloodfeuds.  Anyway, nobody died this 
time.  All FREE BLADES ever talks about is fighting!  If they (meaning you) talk at 
all.
     Remember, blood on a purple robe may stain.  Soak it in cold water, and hand 
wash.  I'm getting tired of writing this stuff, so I'm calling it quits.  I had a fun 
time, see you later.

                                        Debby T.

P.S.  It wasn't my fault that the golem did the report last time.  It was because of 
something or other that went wrong with the Editor golem.  I was here.  I was ready.

     Oh, but here's the fights, anyway.
     LULU (32-3523) (24-40-1,39) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF fought INERTIA (21-5761) (16-4-
1,55) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  LULU was vanquished by INERTIA in an action packed 1 minute 
uneven bout.  I've heard about inertia.  It means never, ever moving at all.  So why 
was there action?
      U.S. STEEL (49-3369) (23-26-0,88) of THE BONDS fought SKULL STROKER (21-5590) 
(20-9-0,79) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  U.S. STEEL was overpowered by SKULL STROKER in a 1 
minute one-sided bout.  Which U.S. Steel's skull got stroked, I guess.  It isn't the 
same as strokes when you use a sword, though.  Not like brushing your hair or 
anything.  Does U.S. Steel have hair?
     JIMMY THE AINT (82-19733) (21-5-1,55) of BLADE BROTHERS fought WEDNESDAY (16-
5254) (16-16-2,69) of THE DARK TIDES.  JIMMY THE AINT was vanquished by WEDNESDAY in 
a 1 minute one-sided match.  That was, you know, totally fast.  Most people weren't 
vanquished till Thursday!
     SMILING GOAT (82-20735) (15-12-0,85) of SHAVE MY POODLE fought T-BONE (13-3139) 
(22-6-0,88) of LEGION OF DUMB.  SMILING GOAT was overpowered by T-BONE in a popular 1 
minute one-sided match.  Now the goat is not smiling, because they don't like T-
bones.  A, B, C, yes, but T is too advanced.
     MAINE COON CAT (21-5358) (21-12-0,91) of MEOW MIX fought WHITEWING (13-4346) 
(24-43-0,79) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  MAINE COON CAT handily defeated WHITEWING in a crowd 
pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.  And besides that, he pulled all Whitewing's feathers 
off.

     LOPING WOLF (56-1796) (67-111-0,118) of REDHORSE fought THE SICKNESS (21-5327) 
(25-8-1,141) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  LOPING WOLF was overpowered by THE SICKNESS in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided duel.  The maintenance people are, like, totally upset 
about Loping, because he was sick all over the sands.  This is hard to clean up.
     BEER (71-3539) (32-39-0,118) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought SCHIZOPHRENIC (9-4595) 
(22-11-1,102) of DSM4.  BEER devastated SCHIZOPHRENIC in a 1 minute one-sided 
contest.  Next time, use an umbrella in your beer, Schizophrenic.  It helps.  No, 
really, it does.  And maybe some fruit.
     KELOS (55-30) (67-97-3,180) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought REDFOX (13-4197) (53-81-
0,115) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  KELOS overpowered REDFOX in a 1 minute mismatched fight.  
Everybody overpowers Redfox.  This is not news.
     HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (122-189-2,172) of RHYME TYME fought JULIUS (64-3641) (76-
97-2,141) of UNDER DURESS.  HOUSE MOUSE demolished JULIUS in a 1 minute one-sided 
bout.  There's a mouse in my house, too, and it's demolishing.  I may have to do 
something about it.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (46-81-0,178) of RHYME TYME fought LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) 
(36-38-0,146) of LUROCIANS II.  SMUG BUG bested LORD FIREFLASH in an exciting 1 
minute fight.  Now the Bug is a firefly.  I wish somebody would just squash it.

     SEVERUS SNAPE (18-7146) (45-27-0,205) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN fought LORD LIGHTSPEED 
(33-2928) (41-37-3,163) of LUROCIANS II.  SEVERUS SNAPE bested LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 2 
minute brawl.  Well, of course.  I mean, even I know what's faster than light.  
Gossip, that's what.
     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (35-33-1,182) of LUROCIANS IV fought SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (68-107-2,168) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  LORD REDMOND viciously subdued 
SUPERIOR FORCES in an action packed 4 minute duel.  It's a curse.  Being named 
Superior, it makes you lose a lot.  Well, I mean, look at his record.
     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (30-23-1,192) of LUROCIANS II fought LOKI (71-3798) (24-21-
2,180) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  LADY EMILY handily defeated LOKI in a popular 1 minute 
uneven fight.  Which is what happens if you're not polite to Miss Emily.  She cares.
     GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) (132-184-0,213) of RHYME TYME fought ELVIS (7-612) (42-35-
0,199) of THE ROCKERS.  GROGGY DOGGY demolished ELVIS in a popular 4 minute bloody 
mismatched match.  Actually, he didn't demolish Elvis.  Nothing demolishes Elvis, 
because the saucer people take care of him.  But the Doggy chewed up his blue suede 
shoes.
     ROYLAND (56-3380) (79-53-0,213) of REDHORSE fought THE MADNESS (21-5214) (36-15-
1,203) of BLACKEST PRIDE.  ROYLAND bested THE MADNESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
conflict.  I don't see how Royland did this.  I mean, there's a catch somewhere, 
right?  What's ten points and eighty fights difference?

     SERAPH (69-5725) (36-13-1,301) of DEATH REALM fought RED BARON (33-1092) (38-41-
3,181) of LUROCIANS II.  SERAPH was overpowered by RED BARON in a 2 minute one-sided 
match.  This is the one I mentioned before, that the Commission scribes said I was to 
be sure and notice.  So here it is.
     TYVIN (60-5382) (58-47-1,249) of DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 fought WRATH OF ONE (82-
11628) (18-10-2,183) of LUROCIANS XII.  TYVIN overpowered WRATH OF ONE in a 1 minute 
one-sided melee.  I thought tyvin was some kind of paper with plastic strings in it, 
for envelopes and things.  But I guess not.  Nobody ever tells me about stuff like 
this.
     TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (64-60-1,221) of BLOOD KNIGHTS fought HERMES (58-6016) (29-
13-0,210) of MYTHICAL.  TRYURLUCK was overpowered by HERMES in a popular 1 minute 
gory uneven duel.  Because of the winged shoes, is what *I* bet.  Winged shoes make a 
difference.  If you don't believe me, just try it and see.

     And some challenge matches.
     HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (26-18-2,191) of PROJECT HAYSEED challenged NOFX (19-
3180) (72-43-2,204) of THE MOTHERSHIP II.  Up 13.  HAYSEED X-IV was vanquished by 
NOFX in an action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Well, you know, thirteen is 
an unlucky number.  People say so.
     SCOURGE (74-2857) (36-25-1,196) of DARK ANGELS challenged MILA (55-29) (68-101-
0,190) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Down 6.  SCOURGE overpowered MILA in a popular 2 minute 
gruesome mismatched Challenge brawl.  Good!  He robs caravans, you know, and he 
should get beaten up sometimes to remind him not to.  It's the kind of thing some 
people can forget.
     KREWKUT SAUSAGE (65-6327) (31-26-0,212) of LINCOLNSHIRE challenged FRAIL WHALE 
(55-1968) (118-167-3,209) of RHYME TYME.  Down 3.  KREWKUT SAUSAGE devastated FRAIL 
WHALE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.  Whale sausage?  I think I will 
maybe not try it.

     Oh, and some TV challenges, too.  Those are good.  I like the pictures.
     DARTMAN (33-7161) (16-8-1,53) of COLGATE DAYS TV challenged MOUSE NOYLE (17-
6252) (24-36-0,64) of MIDDLE WAY.  Up 9.  Or maybe 11.  I never studied math.  
DARTMAN savagely defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.  
Good.  Down with mice.  I hate 'em.
     CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) (20-3-0,140) of LAFFALYMPICS TV challenged TIGRESS 
(13-4471) (30-38-0,116) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 24.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN vanquished 
TIGRESS in an exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.  This is caveman stuff 
again, right?
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (34-29-0,191) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged HEL 
(82-14331) (45-45-0,189) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  Down 2.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR bested HEL in a 2 
minute bloody Challenge fight.  Two is hardly down at all.

     And for being Lord Marshal, which at least it's a challenge fight:
     PARANOIA (9-4557) (37-9-1,218) of DSM4 challenged FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (97-135-
1,224) of RHYME TYME.  Up 6.  PARANOIA savagely defeated FUNNY BUNNY in an exciting 3 
minute Challenge Title fight.  And why not?  Everyone really WAS out to get him, 
especially the rabbit.  You can't trust rabbits.

                                        Debby T.
                                         again

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PARANOIA 9-4557             38   9  1  226  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TYVIN 60-5382               59  47  1  259  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        133 184  0  230  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             80  53  0  230  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-SENGIR VAMPIRE 15-2872      42  32  1  227  WENSINWASIN (1066)         MALCORN
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     32  26  0  223  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 HERMES 58-6016              30  13  0  223  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 NOFX 19-3180                73  43  2  217  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
 RED BARON 33-1092           39  41  3  214  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-ELRORAN 12-4386             54  37  2  212  DEMONS OF DARKNESS (838)   RIZTAB

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       46  27  0  207  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 SCOURGE 74-2857             37  25  1  207  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
-MONOMACH 17-3648            31  21  3  205  RAZOR GRACE (562)          ALJAFIR
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         97 136  1  203  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         36  16  1  202  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          31  23  1  202  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      35  29  0  196  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           64  61  1  194  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        118 168  3  192  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        26  19  2  192  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
 ELVIS 7-612                 42  36  0  190  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 HEL 82-14331                45  46  0  187  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        36  33  1  186  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
-SAMPSA 31-4233              29  28  4  186  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 MILA 55-29                  68 102  0  185  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 KELOS 55-30                 68  97  3  182  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 SERAPH 69-5725              36  14  1  181  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            47  81  0  180  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       18  11  2  180  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 LOKI 71-3798                24  22  2  175  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         123 189  2  174  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     41  38  3  172  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     68 108  2  169  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      36  39  0  149  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 THE SICKNESS 21-5327        26   8  1  146  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     21   3  0  145  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 JULIUS 64-3641              76  98  2  139  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 BEER 71-3539                33  39  0  131  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 REDFOX 13-4197              53  82  0  121  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         67 112  0  119  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TIGRESS 13-4471             30  39  0  117  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 T-BONE 13-3139              23   6  0  100  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
 MAINE COON CAT 21-5358      22  12  0   99  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 SCHIZOPHRENIC 9-4595        22  12  1   96  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SKULL STROKER 21-5590       21   9  0   94  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           17  16  2   84  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
 SMILING GOAT 82-20735       15  13  0   81  SHAVE MY POODLE (1057)     DWES EG
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          23  27  0   76  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 WHITEWING 13-4346           24  44  0   75  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 DARTMAN 33-7161             17   8  1   67  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 INERTIA 21-5761             17   4  1   62  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         24  37  0   55  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 JIMMY THE AINT 82-19733     21   6  1   50  BLADE BROTHERS (1045)      DWES EG
 LULU 32-3523                24  41  1   36  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Captain Caveman -- What is it with you cavemen?  You seem to be all over the place,
and your tactics in dealing with women, frankly, are Not Nice. -- Tigress

Dartman -- I'm impressed with your learning ability.  It isn't often that I teach
someone six skills, especially here on the Isle where most warriors are too hung over
during the fights to really pay attention. -- Whitewing

Lord Lightspeed -- I was surprised (you noticed?) to encounter such speed from a
Dwarf.  I fear I have fallen victim to the error of stereotyping. -- Redfox
P.S.  Stereo-typing:  typing with both hands.

Schizophrenic -- Cool!  Half of you is an elf, and the other half is a human...by
rights you should have been ambidextrous, as well! -- Redfox

Hey!  *I* get to write to this nutchase, *I* was the one that had to fight them!  You
damned primates take too much on yourselves!  *I* am the one--

(sound of scuffling)

Schizophrenic -- Mouse says "good fight." -- Redfox

Jimmy the Aint -- Don't talk like that, it's uncouth.  You should call yourself
"Jimmy the Am Not." -- Lulu

     Are too. -- Ed.

Lucifreya -- (bowing slightly)  That was well attempted of you, madam. -- U.S. Steel

Diaretic -- Aside from the coldest winter in twenty years, the roof leaking, the mice
camped out under my floor, and other trifles of that nature, yes, it's been a good
year.  Glad to see you back. -- Jorja

Bobby Bigfoot -- No time to write today, what with the tourney coming up.  Next time.
-- the Scribe

8 December 2004
Battle Royal 4
     The Battle Royal arena contests are one of the purest tests of manager skill
available. The rules are simple.  The scoring is simple.  The updates are live.  If
you would like to participate, simply get a team ready in Talcama in the next month
and announce in the personals that you're in.  The prize is bragging rights and
having your name along side previous winners (Doc Steele, Manray Frothingslosh, and
Manager).  It is a brutal contest, but it is a lot of fun!
     Basic rules:  No avoiding other contest teams.  Score = Wins + Kills - Losses.
Only fights against other BR teams count.  First team to 25 wins!
     BR4 begins in Talcama (DM 18) on turn 502, due on Jan 29, 2005.
     Visit http://www.geocities.com/assurnasir/br4 for more information.

8 December 2004
TURF WAR IV -- GRAND CONTEST NOTICE!
     The Turf War IV Grand Contest will commence on Turn 221 (approx. February 22,
2005).  For those who have never participated, Turf Wars are alliance-type contest
and Winner-Takes-All.  There are no 2nd place winners!
     Everyone may participate; known alliances, new alliances, or temporary alliances
created to compete in the Turf War!  However, to participate, each alliance must:
     A.  Announce the alliance name and the Captain of the alliance in the North Fork
         (DM #47) newsletter.
Captains are responsible for:
     A.  Verifying those who wish to participate under the banner of their alliance;
     B.  Distribution of prizes should their alliance win the TW4.
Managers must:
     A.  Submit one (1) RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate to participate;
     B.  Announce their intent to compete with manager name, team name and alliance
         in which they will be fighting under, in the DM #47 North Fork newsletter.
Rules:
1.  No scoring will begin until an RSI Roll-up Gift Certificate is received.  No
    exceptions will be made.
2.  Before a manager can compete, he must be acknowledged and verified by the Captain
    of the alliance he has claimed for;
    A.  The following turn, points will begin to be awarded or subtracted;
3.  Only one (1) team per manager may compete.  No multiple aliases please (we'll be
    checking this and if caught...you'll be disqualified and no refund);
4.  The contest will end on Turn 233 (12 turns!).  Winners will be announced on Turn
    234 and prizes sent to winning alliance between Turn 233 and 234.
5.  No declarations will be acknowledged after Turn 231.
6.  For the purpose of scoring, I reserve the right to make all final decisions.
Scoring:         Win    Lose     Kill     Die
Challenge         +2     -2       +5       -5
Match-up          +1     -1       +1       -5
Bloodfeud         +2     -5       +5       -10
Champion          x2     x2       x2       x2
Downchallenge     +2     -5       +2       -10
Dark Arena       +10     -5       xx       xx
Special Scoring:
     A.  Each mention in the Spy Report is worth 5 points;
     B.  Each Style Master is worth 5 points;
Champions:
     A.  Champions may be declared, but are not mandatory.  If declared, they must be
         in the Adepts or lower brackets.
Bloodfeuds:
     A.  Bloodfeuds will count for all four turns.  However, the same warrior may not
         bloodfeud all four turns.  A penalty of -10 will be given to the team who
         violates this rule.
Special Conditions:
     A.  I reserve the right for all final decisions.
     B.  If I make a mistake, I'll multiply the points by 2;
     C.  If you claim I did, and *YOU* are wrong; I'll subtract points at the rate of
         x10!
     D.  Each alliance begins with zero (0) points.
     E.  Dark Arena may be used on the first turn of every warrior with no penalty.
     F.  T.V.'s won after contest begins gain a Triple rate of scoring.
     G.  T.C.'s won after the contest begins gain a multiple of 10 scoring.
     H.  No switching alliances once verified by an alliance.
     Any questions or concerns may be addressed (if you're incarcerated) to:
Baphomet, mgr. Knights Templar (268), DM #47 -- North Fork.
     If you're in the free world:  Rick Strigner  Merit East
                                   SCI  P.O. Box 500
                                   Georgetown, DE  19947-0500
P.S.  Prizes are:
     A.  100% of the roll-up certs
     B.  Currently under negotiations with R.S.I. for other prizes
     C.  A special prize from me that I will discuss with the Captain of the winning
         alliance.

15 December 2004
The Company of Brothers Alliance would like to welcome Azereth as our newest member.
We are sure he will be an asset to both our alliance and the dueling community! --
Baphomet, Co-Founder T.C.B.

24 December 2004
Due to requests, the Turf War IV will be postponed until turn 225 (approx May/June
2005).  Sorry about the inconvenience. -- Baphomet, host of TW 4

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR bested HEL in a 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN vanquished TIGRESS in a exciting 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
DARTMAN savagely defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
PARANOIA savagely defeated FUNNY BUNNY in a exciting 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
KREWKUT SAUSAGE devastated FRAIL WHALE in a 2 minute bloody one-sided Challenge duel.
SCOURGE overpowered MILA in a popular 2 minute gruesome mismatched Challenge brawl.
HAYSEED X-IV was vanquished by NOFX in a action packed 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TRYURLUCK was overpowered by HERMES in a popular 1 minute gory uneven duel.
TYVIN overpowered WRATH OF ONE in a 1 minute one-sided melee.
SERAPH was overpowered by RED BARON in a 2 minute one-sided match.
ROYLAND bested THE MADNESS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute conflict.
GROGGY DOGGY demolished ELVIS in a popular 4 minute bloody mismatched match.
LADY EMILY handily defeated LOKI in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
LORD REDMOND viciously subdued SUPERIOR FORCES in a action packed 4 minute duel.
SEVERUS SNAPE bested LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 2 minute brawl.
SMUG BUG bested LORD FIREFLASH in a exciting 1 minute fight.
HOUSE MOUSE demolished JULIUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
KELOS overpowered REDFOX in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BEER devastated SCHIZOPHRENIC in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
LOPING WOLF was overpowered by THE SICKNESS in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.
MAINE COON CAT handily defeated WHITEWING in a crowd pleasing 1 minute uneven duel.
SMILING GOAT was overpowered by T-BONE in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
JIMMY THE AINT was vanquished by WEDNESDAY in a 1 minute one-sided match.
U.S. STEEL was overpowered by SKULL STROKER in a 1 minute one-sided bout.
LULU was vanquished by INERTIA in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  22         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   1 -  0      75  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK   124 -  65 -  1      66  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  5         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  13 -  0      65  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   5 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        5 -   7 -  0      42  |
|AIMED BLOW                       2         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  59 -  4      40  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      2         WALL OF STEEL     12 -  22 -  0      35  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         STRIKING ATTACK   22 -  41 -  0      35  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      1         AIMED BLOW        10 -  19 -  1      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         BASHING ATTACK     8 -  19 -  0      30  |

Turn 393 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    17 -  5     SLASHING ATTACK    4 -  6         9  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         1 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    1 -  4     
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  1     
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     
                              TOTAL PARRY        0 -  1     
                              WALL OF STEEL      0 -  3     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PARANOIA 9-4557            38   9  1  226 DSM4 (461)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       133 184  0  230 RHYME TYME (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        97 136  1  203 RHYME TYME (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  THE MADNESS 21-5214        36  16  1  202 BLACKEST PRIDE (842)
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     35  29  0  196 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       118 168  3  192 RHYME TYME (397)
TOTAL PARRY      ELVIS 7-612                42  36  0  190 THE ROCKERS (1029)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        123 189  2  174 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    68 108  2  169 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was DARTMAN 33-7161.  The ten other most popular fighters were GROGGY DOGGY 
55-223, PARANOIA 9-4557, LORD REDMOND 12-4109, SCOURGE 74-2857, T-BONE 13-3139, 
NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327, NOFX 19-3180, RED BARON 33-1092, and 
ELVIS 7-612.

The least popular fighter this week was LULU 32-3523.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were U.S. STEEL 49-3369, SCHIZOPHRENIC 9-4595, REDFOX 13-4197, JULIUS 
64-3641, WRATH OF ONE 82-11628, WHITEWING 13-4346, LOPING WOLF 56-1796, LORD 
FIREFLASH 33-2966, LOKI 71-3798, and TRYURLUCK 61-1029.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            0  1 0  SUNSET(21)           4  1 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  JURINE(61)           0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  3 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  3  3 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  0 0  VITHICAR(49)         0  1 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        0  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          4  3 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  1 0  
TALCAMA(18)          1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  DWES EG(82)          0  5 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ELVIS 7-612                 42  36  0  190  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 PARANOIA 9-4557             38   9  1  226  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        36  33  1  186  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 REDFOX 13-4197              53  82  0  121  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           17  16  2   84  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         24  37  0   55  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       46  27  0  207  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
 NOFX 19-3180                73  43  2  217  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
 THE MADNESS 21-5214         36  16  1  202  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      35  29  0  196  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 LULU 32-3523                24  41  1   36  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 RED BARON 33-1092           39  41  3  214  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          23  27  0   76  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        133 184  0  230  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             80  53  0  230  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 HERMES 58-6016              30  13  0  223  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TYVIN 60-5382               59  47  1  259  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           64  61  1  194  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              76  98  2  139  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     32  26  0  223  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 SERAPH 69-5725              36  14  1  181  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC
 LOKI 71-3798                24  22  2  175  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 SCOURGE 74-2857             37  25  1  207  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        26  19  2  192  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 11 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                        EEK THE CAT (2-4110) of THE FUNNY FARM 
                             HADES (11-5338) of MYTHICAL 
                    DRAUGHT DODGER (12-5209) of WISH YOU WERE BEER 
                      DRACO MALFOY (18-7115) of HOUSE SLYTHERIN 
                           FREAK (18-7300) of RUN AND HYDE 
                   BETWEEN THE EYES (60-716) of METAL MILITIA II 6
                  SHOVELING SANDY (65-3584) of STORMNITE SANDBAGGER 
                         BLUE BLOOD (73-3657) of BLACK & BLUE 
                          JOCK (82-10452) of 4-LETTER ITCHES 
                       WILLIE BROWN (82-13201) of 1976 RAIDERS 
                          YUENGLING (82-16265) of LOCAL BEER 

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes