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Date   : 01/20/2005    Duedate: 02/02/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-394

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LEGION OF DU 13/1056    5    0  0  100      ROMPER ROOM 60/1070                   
  2-MEOW MIX 21/978       219   78  5 73.7      SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       AUTUMN LIGHTNING 58/1069              
  3 DEATH REALM 69/943    214  107  1 66.7   11 ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944  241  221  4 52.2
    THE MOTHERSHIP II 19/699                    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                
  4 LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053 1182  629  7 65.3      ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1048                 
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                     12 LUROCIANS II 33/775   134  156  5 46.2
  5-DSM4 9/461            576  357  8 61.7      LUROCIANS IV 12/865                   
    DARK ANGELS 74/989                          LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    LINCOLNSHIRE 65/985                      13 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  243  285  9 46.0
    SHAVE MY POODLE 82/1057                  14 RHYME TYME 55/397     194  248  0 43.9
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                   15 REDHORSE 56/823       261  358  2 42.2
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    BLADE BROTHERS 82/1045                   16 UNDER DURESS 64/743   697 1012 10 40.8
    RACE THE WIND 73/1068                       DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
  6-WENSINWASIN 15/1066     9    6  0 60.0   17-ARENA FELINES 9/1063   43   65  1 39.8
  7 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  338  239  9 58.6      ARENA FELINES 13/1065                 
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    ARENA FELINES II 12/1064              
    SAILS OF CHARON 16/1044                     ARENA FELINES 16/1067                 
  8 RAZOR GRACE 17/562     28   22  1 56.0   18 THE BONDS 49/774      415  950  5 30.4
  9 MYTHICAL 58/779       515  425  6 54.8      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    HOUSE SLYTHERIN 18/947                      MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 60/900                 FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
    THE ROCKERS 7/1029                       19 THE DARK TID 16/1040    3   10  0 23.1
 10 DARKMOON 12/911       155  141  3 52.4

    '##/###' 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 507): CATNIP of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): AGLIBOL of DARKMOON (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): BATTERY of STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): FELIX of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): MCARTHUR of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): WILD WEST of THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LEXINGTON of DARK GLORY (Ultraist, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): RAZZLE DAZZLE of BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): DISMAY of HELL'S PAWNS (Harbinger, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): COURAGE of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): WISHLIST of YIELD (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): CHINESE SIMIAN of K.B.W.F II (Polarius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 507): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 507): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 501): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 503): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 501): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 500): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): LADZ OF LUGBURZ (Bum, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 480): BLITZKRIEG (Polarius, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): GIRLS X3 (Non, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 225): MORDRED'S MADMEN (Abraxis, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 219): LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): DRUID'S GROVE (Talon Warsmith, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 368): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 347): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 155): DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 393): LEGION OF DUMB (Carnage, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 250): ALARIC of THE WARLORDS II (Fizban, mgr.)
                          RAY D AYTOR of OTTO'S MECHANICS (Crip, mgr.)
              (turn 249): RHINOVIRUS of BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 492): LUCIUS of EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 247): CHERRY 2000 of NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 489): MAY FISTAFOLES of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
                          STYLISH of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 487): CATLOW of SACKETT'S & CO. (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 443): STILTZ of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
                 (turn 442): RIBSPLITTER of WIDOWMAKERS (Soultender, mgr.)
 DM  47 NORTH FORK (turn 218): ACE BAILEY of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 206): VANWAFEA of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Hail FREE BLADES!

     Hail?  NOW?  We don't have TIME for hail right now.  What is Alarond THINKING?  
Besides, the roof leaks ALREADY.  We will, you know, fix it, but things always slide 
at tourney time.  Which we've just HAD the tourney, and it's over for three months, 
and I am so glad.  I mean, it's exciting, but it, like, wears me out, you know?  I 
guess it wears you guys out, too.  I mean, only twenty-four fights, and only TWO 
challenges?  This is, like, totally spurious.  Or maybe I mean something else.  I 
don't know.  I can't think when it rains.  I need sunlight.

     Well, here's some stuff:  Blackest Pride was avoided by Laffalympics.  
(Probably.  Sometimes the scribes in the office get things wrong.  I knew one team 
that was most avoided by the Dark Arena!)
     And Frail Whale got the most challenges, which is really funny, because out of 
two challenges, neither one is to Frail.  Well, maybe Frail got a second challenge 
from each of the two warriors that were, you know, taking the extra time to challenge 
at all, and they got their FIRST challenge.  I suppose it might work that way.
     Nobody died.  That's good.  Who'd want to be buried in the rain, even if you get 
dug up again?  Zombies, which are dead people that don't act like it, grow mold in 
weather like this, so if any of you see mold growing on yourself, well, then you'll 
know, right?
     And lots of standbys fought.  I don't think we should let the College of Mimes 
use Free Blades as a training arena, do you?  I mean, I know people SAY they've seen 
mimes fight better than other people, but do you want it to be TRUE?

     WHITEWING (13-4346) (24-44-0,75) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) 
(19-21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  WHITEWING overpowered LUCIFREYJA in an 
exciting 1 minute uneven match.
     MOUSE NOYLE (17-6252) (24-37-0,55) of MIDDLE WAY fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of the College of Mimes.  MOUSE NOYLE savagely defeated ROSELLA in an action 
packed 3 minute gory fight.
     LULU (32-3523) (24-41-1,36) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF fought LUCIFREYJA (103-40) (19-
21-1,90) of the College of Mimes.  LULU overpowered LUCIFREYJA in a popular 3 minute 
gruesome one-sided match.  That's twice for Luci.
     U.S. STEEL (49-3369) (23-27-0,76) of THE BONDS fought BITTER ALMOND (103-41) 
(14-16-4,50) of the College of Mimes.  U.S. STEEL vanquished BITTER ALMOND in a 1 
minute mismatched fray.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (36-39-0,149) of LUROCIANS II fought T-BONE (13-3139) 
(23-6-0,100) of LEGION OF DUMB.  LORD FIREFLASH was vanquished by T-BONE in an action 
packed 1 minute one-sided match.

     BEER (71-3539) (33-39-0,131) of STUFF I BROUGHT fought ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (31-
32-0,124) of DARKMOON.  BEER viciously subdued ARTEMISIA in a popular 2 minute gory 
contest.
     JULIUS (64-3641) (76-98-2,139) of UNDER DURESS fought XHUGHA KARGARIT (103-38) 
(32-28-1,130) of the College of Mimes.  JULIUS was luckily beaten by XHUGHA KARGARIT 
in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.  Wow!  It isn't often that the standbys WIN.
     SHEYN (64-4157) (25-2-1,113) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought LOPING WOLF (56-1796) 
(67-112-0,119) of REDHORSE.  SHEYN was subdued by LOPING WOLF in an exciting 2 minute 
bout.
     LOKI (71-3798) (24-22-2,175) of ARCTIC GUARDS fought REDFOX (13-4197) (53-82-
0,121) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  LOKI devastated REDFOX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (68-108-2,169) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought 
ROWARDENN (16-4105) (22-11-0,131) of SAILS OF CHARON.  SUPERIOR FORCES beat ROWARDENN 
in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.

     HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (123-189-2,174) of RHYME TYME fought WRATH OF ONE (82-
11628) (18-11-2,180) of LUROCIANS XII.  HOUSE MOUSE overpowered WRATH OF ONE in an 
action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (47-81-0,180) of RHYME TYME fought JULIA (60-4651) (27-30-
0,143) of ROMPER ROOM.  SMUG BUG was overcome by JULIA in an action packed 1 minute 
fight.
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (97-136-1,203) of RHYME TYME fought LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-
2928) (41-38-3,172) of LUROCIANS II.  FUNNY BUNNY was demolished by LORD LIGHTSPEED 
in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
     DUBIJN (64-4092) (40-13-0,181) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) 
(118-168-3,192) of RHYME TYME.  DUBIJN was demolished by FRAIL WHALE in a 2 minute 
mismatched competition.
     MILA (55-29) (68-102-0,185) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (36-
33-1,186) of LUROCIANS IV.  MILA overpowered LORD REDMOND in a popular 1 minute 
brutal one-sided melee.

     LADY EMILY (33-6626) (31-23-1,202) of LUROCIANS II fought TRYURLUCK (61-1029) 
(64-61-1,194) of BLOOD KNIGHTS.  LADY EMILY lost to TRYURLUCK in a popular 3 minute 
fight.
     MONOMACH (17-3648) (31-21-3,205) of RAZOR GRACE fought KELOS (55-30) (68-97-
3,182) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  MONOMACH vanquished KELOS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
     ELVIS (7-612) (42-36-0,190) of THE ROCKERS fought JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (27-
22-0,210) of HALL OF GIANT.  ELVIS overcame JOPPA CLUBFIST in an action packed 4 
minute gruesome melee.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (39-41-3,214) of LUROCIANS II fought SERAPH (69-5725) (36-
14-1,181) of DEATH REALM.  RED BARON bested SERAPH in a popular 1 minute competition.
     NOFX (19-3180) (73-43-2,217) of THE MOTHERSHIP II fought THE WHEAT KING (58-
5407) (59-42-2,191) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING.  NOFX devastated THE WHEAT KING in a crowd 
pleasing 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
     GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) (133-184-0,230) of RHYME TYME fought HEL (82-14331) (45-
46-0,187) of ARCTIC GUARDS.  GROGGY DOGGY was overpowered by HEL in a 1 minute 
mismatched match.

     And our two challenges, which are both TV, not radio, and congratulations for 
having TVs to use.  And for using them.
     DARTMAN (33-7161) (17-8-1,67) of COLGATE DAYS TV challenged WEDNESDAY (16-5254) 
(17-16-2,84) of THE DARK TIDES.  Up 17.  DARTMAN demolished WEDNESDAY in a popular 1 
minute one-sided Challenge melee.
     CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) (21-3-0,145) of LAFFALYMPICS TV challenged TIGRESS 
(13-4471) (30-39-0,117) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 28.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN devastated 
TIGRESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.

     And because our Lord Marshall from last time, Paranoia, didn't show up to fight, 
this for the title:
     HERMES (58-6016) (30-13-0,223) of MYTHICAL fought ROYLAND (56-3380) (80-53-
0,230) of REDHORSE.  HERMES vanquished ROYLAND in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title 
brawl.

It's been Debbie
Again

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 HERMES 58-6016              31  13  0  248  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TYVIN 60-5382               59  47  1  259  DEMONS OF DARKNESS 2 (900) ARADI
 NOFX 19-3180                74  43  2  237  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
 RED BARON 33-1092           40  41  3  226  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-PARANOIA 9-4557             38   9  1  226  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-KREWKUT SAUSAGE 65-6327     32  26  0  223  LINCOLNSHIRE (985)         DAL SHANG
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        119 168  3  216  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MONOMACH 17-3648            32  21  3  210  RAZOR GRACE (562)          ALJAFIR
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           65  61  1  209  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-SEVERUS SNAPE 18-7146       46  27  0  207  HOUSE SLYTHERIN (947)      TALCAMA
-SCOURGE 74-2857             37  25  1  207  DARK ANGELS (989)          DAIYLA KIV
 ELVIS 7-612                 43  36  0  206  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 HEL 82-14331                46  46  0  205  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         36  16  1  202  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 MILA 55-29                  69 102  0  199  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     42  38  3  197  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      35  29  0  196  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          31  24  1  196  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 ROYLAND 56-3380             80  54  0  195  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      27  23  0  195  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         124 189  2  192  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        26  19  2  192  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
-SAMPSA 31-4233              29  28  4  186  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        133 185  0  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 SERAPH 69-5725              36  15  1  182  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KELOS 55-30                 68  98  3  180  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862         97 137  1  178  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LOKI 71-3798                25  22  2  177  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 DUBIJN 64-4092              40  14  0  175  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        36  34  1  175  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     69 108  2  171  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       18  12  2  167  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            47  82  0  157  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     22   3  0  149  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
-THE SICKNESS 21-5327        26   8  1  146  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         68 112  0  137  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 BEER 71-3539                34  39  0  137  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR
 T-BONE 13-3139              24   6  0  136  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           22  12  0  136  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 JULIUS 64-3641              76  99  2  133  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 REDFOX 13-4197              53  83  0  126  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           31  33  0  121  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      36  40  0  119  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 TIGRESS 13-4471             30  40  0  119  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 SHEYN 64-4157               25   3  1  113  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-MAINE COON CAT 21-5358      22  12  0   99  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
-SCHIZOPHRENIC 9-4595        22  12  1   96  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 WHITEWING 13-4346           25  44  0   94  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-SKULL STROKER 21-5590       21   9  0   94  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARTMAN 33-7161             18   8  1   88  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         25  37  0   87  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
-SMILING GOAT 82-20735       15  13  0   81  SHAVE MY POODLE (1057)     DWES EG
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          24  27  0   79  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 LULU 32-3523                25  41  1   76  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 WEDNESDAY 16-5254           17  17  2   68  THE DARK TIDES (1040)      WILLAF
-INERTIA 21-5761             17   4  1   62  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-JIMMY THE AINT 82-19733     21   6  1   50  BLADE BROTHERS (1045)      DWES EG

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Scourge -- With that train I got, I bet you won't get first attack next time and if
we fight, it could go a lot differently. -- Mila

The Madness -- I hit like a fairy, do I?  Well, you hit me on the butt so I did the
same to you.  Seems equitable. -- Royland

     Fairies do this?  I didn't know.

Redfox -- Experience, that's all.  How you like them healing magics? -- Kelos

The Sickness -- You were supposed to be stunning me, not the fans.  I wasn't that
impressed. -- Loping Wolf

Captain Caveman -- If you make me into a tiger-skin rug, I'll bite you at an
embarrassing moment. -- Tigress

Dartman -- If that isn't just LIKE a primate!  Darts are not an allowed weapon. --
Mouse Noyle

Kelos -- With an id number that low, one might expect a better performance.  But then
again, that was back in the Dark Ages before all the research, so maybe not.  And
your performance WAS good enough to beat mine. -- Redfox

Maine Coon Cat -- Got a little carried away there, didn't you? -- Whitewing, who was
NOT the one who said you'd make a good fur collar (it was one of the stewards)

Skull Stroker -- Speaking as one who KNOWS steel, I can tell you that any golem who
lets that much tarnish build up is asking for trouble. -- U.S. Steel

Inertia -- Yep, got a lot of that around our place. -- Lulu

Jimmy the Aint -- My boy, I would really suggest putting on some kind of armor. --
Wednesday

     Well, it isn't like he could DIE.

Jorja -- Well I am back, but it is very limited.  The only person I'm running is
Wednesday and it will be off and on.  I'm having funding troubles.  Hopefully someday
I'll get running back at the speed I was. -- Diaretic

Debby Tonte -- I'm glad you enjoy the spin on my name.  Let's step on the sands and
see how your tune will change as you beg me to stop. -- Wednesday

     I don't do that kind of stuff.  I don't have time, because of, you know, having
     to do a lot of spy reports all the time.  I mean, sometimes I have to do three
     in one day, and rush around from one arena to another in between!  It's enough
     to make me dizzy.  So if there's any comments, like about your name, even on a
     Thursday, well, I don't count their teeth, you know?

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

12 January 2005
On Jhans turn number 476 (due on Feb. 16, 2005) the Second Annual kLk St. Valentine's
Massacre Kill Contest will begin.  The rules are simple; the team with the most kills
on the last turn wins.  Last year's winner was Shocking Toad.  Can he repeat?  Could
DOOMcorps crush all challengers?  Will the kLk prevail?  Or will you be the
independent manager to show that alliances aren't all that?  Come on to Jhans and
let's find out!
     Prizes are:  1st.  Renaming of a Dark Arena monster and five roll-up
                        certificates or $25.00 deposited in your account.
                  2nd.  Renaming of a Stand-In monster.
     Come on and celebrate the Delarquan way!
                                                                   Azrael

15 January 2005
     BR 4 is upon us!  First turn is due on 1/29/05.  Many thanks to RSI for helping
supply a great prize for the winner and those who meet the 90% endurance criteria.
     Winning prize:  6 months free play, a +1 bonus potion, a limited damage potion,
a favorites knowledge potion, a minor stat-switch prize, and renaming a Dark Arena
creature.
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                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

CAPTAIN CAVEMAN devastated TIGRESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
DARTMAN demolished WEDNESDAY in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
HERMES vanquished ROYLAND in a popular 1 minute mismatched Title brawl.
GROGGY DOGGY was overpowered by HEL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
NOFX devastated THE WHEAT KING in a crowd pleasing 2 minute brutal one-sided duel.
RED BARON bested SERAPH in a popular 1 minute competition.
ELVIS overcame JOPPA CLUBFIST in a action packed 4 minute gruesome melee.
MONOMACH vanquished KELOS in a 1 minute uneven fight.
LADY EMILY lost to TRYURLUCK in a popular 3 minute fight.
MILA overpowered LORD REDMOND in a popular 1 minute brutal one-sided melee.
DUBIJN was demolished by FRAIL WHALE in a 2 minute mismatched competition.
FUNNY BUNNY was demolished by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 1 minute one-sided brawl.
SMUG BUG was overcome by JULIA in a action packed 1 minute fight.
HOUSE MOUSE overpowered WRATH OF ONE in a action packed 1 minute uneven struggle.
SUPERIOR FORCES beat ROWARDENN in a crowd pleasing 1 minute brawl.
LOKI devastated REDFOX in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SHEYN was subdued by LOPING WOLF in a exciting 2 minute bout.
JULIUS was luckily beaten by XHUGHA KARGARIT in a crowd pleasing 3 minute fight.
BEER viciously subdued ARTEMISIA in a popular 2 minute gory contest.
LORD FIREFLASH was vanquished by T-BONE in a action packed 1 minute one-sided match.
U.S. STEEL vanquished BITTER ALMOND in a 1 minute mismatched fray.
LULU overpowered LUCIFREYJA in a popular 3 minute gruesome one-sided match.
MOUSE NOYLE savagely defeated ROSELLA in a action packed 3 minute gory fight.
WHITEWING overpowered LUCIFREYJA in a exciting 1 minute uneven match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  16         PARRY-RIPOSTE      3 -   0 -  0     100  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK   121 -  64 -  1      65  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       6 -   4 -  0      60  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  16 -  0      56  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    3         TOTAL PARRY        6 -   7 -  0      46  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  56 -  3      42  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  21 -  0      38  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  17 -  0      37  |
|AIMED BLOW                       1         AIMED BLOW         9 -  17 -  1      35  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         STRIKING ATTACK   21 -  42 -  0      33  |

Turn 394 was great if you     Not so great if you used      The fighting styles of the
used the fighting styles:     the fighting styles:          top eleven warriors are:

PARRY-STRIKE       1 -  0     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         8  LUNGING ATTACK 
BASHING ATTACK     2 -  0     TOTAL PARRY        1 -  2         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  0     PARRY-LUNGE        1 -  4         1  STRIKING ATTACK
LUNGING ATTACK    10 -  6     AIMED BLOW         0 -  1         1  SLASHING ATTACK
SLASHING ATTACK    3 -  3     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0     

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   HERMES 58-6016             31  13  0  248 MYTHICAL (779)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       119 168  3  216 RHYME TYME (397)
STRIKING ATTACK  MONOMACH 17-3648           32  21  3  210 RAZOR GRACE (562)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          65  61  1  209 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
TOTAL PARRY      ELVIS 7-612                43  36  0  206 THE ROCKERS (1029)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        124 189  2  192 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       133 185  0  183 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    69 108  2  171 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)
AIMED BLOW       WRATH OF ONE 82-11628      18  12  2  167 LUROCIANS XII (1039)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
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 TRYURLUCK 
61-1029, JULIUS 64-3641, LULU 32-3523, NOFX 19-3180, LADY EMILY 33-6626, ELVIS 7-612, 
FRAIL WHALE 55-1968, SHEYN 64-4157, LOPING WOLF 56-1796, and BEER 71-3539.

The least popular fighter this week was LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were REDFOX 13-4197, KELOS 55-30, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, LORD REDMOND 
12-4109, THE WHEAT KING 58-5407, ROYLAND 56-3380, WEDNESDAY 16-5254, TIGRESS 13-4471, 
U.S. STEEL 49-3369, and ARTEMISIA 12-5096.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
BONSUR(7)            1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  3 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  4  2 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          2  2 0  VITHICAR(49)         1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          0  3 0  
WILLAF(16)           0  2 0  KHALANI(55)          3  4 0  CIMMERIAC(69)        0  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          2  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  1 0  KYR'TERR(71)         2  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ELVIS 7-612                 43  36  0  206  THE ROCKERS (1029)         BONSUR
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      27  23  0  195  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 T-BONE 13-3139              24   6  0  136  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           22  12  0  136  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 MONOMACH 17-3648            32  21  3  210  RAZOR GRACE (562)          ALJAFIR
 NOFX 19-3180                74  43  2  237  THE MOTHERSHIP II (699)    ZUWAYZA
 LULU 32-3523                25  41  1   76  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 RED BARON 33-1092           40  41  3  226  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          24  27  0   79  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        119 168  3  216  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             80  54  0  195  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 HERMES 58-6016              31  13  0  248  MYTHICAL (779)             DELARQ TOR
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           65  61  1  209  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DUBIJN 64-4092              40  14  0  175  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 SERAPH 69-5725              36  15  1  182  DEATH REALM (943)          CIMMERIAC
 LOKI 71-3798                25  22  2  177  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR
 HEL 82-14331                46  46  0  205  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG