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Date   : 03/17/2005    Duedate: 03/30/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-398

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LEGION OF DU 13/1056    7    2  0 77.8      AUTUMN LIGHTNING 58/1069              
  2-MEOW MIX 21/978       224   80  5 73.7      ROMPER ROOM 60/1070                   
    BLACKEST PRIDE 21/842                       SOL INVICTUS 31/974                   
    DARKENED PRIDE 37/998                    10 PHILANTHROPIS 35/948  169  164  4 50.8
  3 COLGATE DAYS 33/1062 1189  630  7 65.4      PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011             
    LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053                     11 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  246  286  9 46.2
  4-SARATOGA GLO 32/1072  495  298  5 62.4   12 RHYME TYME 55/397     208  254  0 45.0
  5 DSM4 9/461            593  365  8 61.9   13 LUROCIANS IV 12/865   141  173  5 44.9
    RACE THE WIND 73/1068                       LUROCIANS II 33/775                   
    SHAVE MY POODLE 82/1057                     LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 14 REDHORSE 56/823       270  365  2 42.5
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                         ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    I AM SAM 75/1075                         15-HORROR FILMS 11/1071   52   71  1 42.3
  6 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  343  241  9 58.7      ARENA FELINES 33/1054                 
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    ARENA FELINES 12/857                  
    SAILS OF CHARON 16/1044                  16-THE LAWMEN 12/292      48   67  0 41.7
  7 ANARCHY 19/1030        44   38  2 53.7   17 UNDER DURESS 64/743   702 1015 10 40.9
    IMMORTAL ASYLUM 17/877                      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    THE ARMAGEDDON 17/1074                   18 THE BONDS 49/774      423  966  5 30.5
  8-ARCTIC GUARDS 82/944  244  224  4 52.1      CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    STUFF I BROUGHT 71/918                      MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    ARCTIC GUARDS 71/1048                       FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
  9 DARKMOON 12/911       161  151  3 51.6

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

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Novogorodny Vir was, you know, here, and his work just makes me despair.  I 
mean, he carved his name in the desk, and spilled bear on the cushions, and, like, a 
pig would've been neater.  I just totally despair.  And for other reasons, too, of 
course.  Well, you know, not everybody wants a skunk for, like, a lap cat!  That's 
the trouble with these golems.  They want to be like real people, you know?  But they 
just don't get it.  Oh, well.  I am sitting outside on the lawn, well, it isn't 
exactly a lawn today, because the grass isn't green yet, but you know what I mean, 
and this nice little scribe is writing down what I say, and another one is bringing 
me drinks with umbrellas in them, and I don't really care about anything after a 
while.  Not even about Galen taking my skis.

     Blackest Pride was avoided by Darkmoon.
     Tigress got the most challenges.
     Nobody died.
     Twenty-four fights, six challenges, all radio, no tv.
     There wasn't much action, or ecitement either, and only one standby fought.
     The longest fight was eight minutes, just time enough for the scribe to bring me 
another drink with a numbrella in it.  It takes him that long because of the fruit.

     MOUSE NOYLE (17-6252) (25-40-0,73) of MIDDLE WAY fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of the College of Mimes.  MOUSE NOYLE defeated ROSELLA in a popular 1 minute 
duel.  Rosella doesn't like mice.  What can I say?  I mean, she yips and jumps up 
onto the arenamaster's shoulders and stuff.
     U.S. STEEL (49-3369) (25-29-0,76) of THE BONDS fought COLOSSUS (22-5820) (16-5-
0,53) of BLADES OF WONDER.  U.S. STEEL overpowered COLOSSUS in a 1 minute one-sided 
duel.  The wonder of it all, and stuff like that.  I mean, who cares?  This U.S. 
Steel guy is no fun, always talking about his investments, and Colossus never talks 
at all.
     DR MAX (73-5311) (18-3-0,90) of RACE THE WIND fought JELIAH BIGABO (35-3676) 
(19-2-1,61) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3.  DR MAX overpowered JELIAH BIGABO in a 1 minute 
one-sided match.  Dr Max says that Jelly Babies aren't good for you.  I didn't know 
that.  Maybe if you put an umbrella in them?
     RETRIBUTION (74-2982) (16-7-1,91) of BROTHERHOOD fought WHITEWING (13-4346) (25-
47-0,64) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  RETRIBUTION was handily defeated by WHITEWING in a 1 
minute uneven duel.  Should it be "handy" if he used his wings?  Or does he not have 
wings?  I mean, I didn't SEE any wings, except maybe just a sort of, you know, 
suggestion.  It isn't like he's eilithan, or however they say that.
     T-BONE (13-3139) (25-8-0,171) of LEGION OF DUMB fought OSIRIS (19-4111) (32-24-
2,134) of ANARCHY.  T-BONE defeated OSIRIS in an exciting 1 minute gory duel.  Well, 
of course.  I mean, Osiris is a vegetarian, right?  Can't do steaks.  Doesn't even 
have a (hic) clue.
     LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) (38-41-0,152) of LUROCIANS II fought LOPING WOLF (56-
1796) (69-114-0,112) of REDHORSE.  LORD FIREFLASH was devastated by LOPING WOLF in a 
2 minute one-sided contest.  I don't know wy.  I mean, why.  I mean, what's a hundred 
more fights when you look at it?  Boring, that's what.  See one fight and you've seen 
lotsh.

     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (70-110-2,171) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought GOSSAMER 
(35-3656) (25-7-1,124) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2.  SUPERIOR FORCES overpowered GOSSAMER in 
a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.  Because of being superior.  Everybody 
knowsh that.
     LORD REDMOND (12-4109) (38-35-1,172) of LUROCIANS IV fought JULIUS (64-3641) 
(78-100-2,166) of UNDER DURESS.  LORD REDMOND was overpowered by JULIUS in an 
exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.  Does this mean that A-sop is really, really mad?  
Gosh.  Maybe SHE needs a drink with a numbrella in it.
     KELOS (55-30) (69-100-3,165) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought JULIA (60-4651) (29-32-
0,134) of ROMPER ROOM.  KELOS overpowered JULIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute 
mismatched brawl.  Thish's jusht plain RUDE.  But Kelos is, like, Rirorni, and they 
went to school and MAJORED in rude.  Maybe even coloneled.  Is that more than a 
major?  Well, the GENERALED in rude.
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (100-137-1,210) of RHYME TYME fought WRATH OF ONE (82-
11628) (19-14-2,160) of LUROCIANS XII.  FUNNY BUNNY devastated WRATH OF ONE in a 1 
minute uneven duel.  I wish somebody would make rabbit shtew out of that bunny.  He 
hasn't been funny for years and YEARS.
     MILA (55-29) (71-103-0,205) of ROCANIS RIDERS fought WHATCHA WANT (17-3627) (29-
30-5,156) of THE ARMAGEDDON.  MILA handily defeated WHATCHA WANT in a popular 1 
minute uneven fight.  This ish, I mean, it IS because he wanted it all.  Mila did.  
That'sh why he raids caravans.  To get it all.
     TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (67-62-1,197) of BLOOD KNIGHTS fought LADY EMILY (33-6626) 
(31-27-1,179) of LUROCIANS II.  TRYURLUCK demolished LADY EMILY in a crowd pleasing 1 
minute one-sided brawl.  No luck for Emily.  Too bad.

     JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (28-23-0,206) of HALL OF GIANT fought THE WHEAT KING 
(58-5407) (61-44-2,198) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING.  JOPPA CLUBFIST was outwaited by THE 
WHEAT KING in a crowd pleasing 8 minute conflict.  This was the longesht fight.  The 
crowd was pleased because of having time to get drinks with lots of numbrellas, one 
for everybody.
     PANIC ATTACK (9-3624) (35-27-2,184) of DSM4 fought LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) 
(42-41-3,182) of LUROCIANS II.  PANIC ATTACK was overpowered by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 
1 minute one-sided fight.  Because of not having time for a pnaic attack, I guesz.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (37-30-0,212) of BLADES OF WONDER fought RED BARON (33-
1092) (41-43-3,202) of LUROCIANS II.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR overpowered RED BARON in an 
action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.  I could overpower a pizza.  Yesh, I know, 
not the same red baron, but I shtill could overpower a pizza anyway.  With extra 
cheese.
     SAVAGE SAGE (17-4022) (31-30-0,251) of IMMORTAL ASYLUM fought SMUG BUG (55-2900) 
(49-83-0,188) of RHYME TYME.  SAVAGE SAGE vanquished SMUG BUG in an action packed 2 
minute uneven fight.  I know abuot those sages.  They EAT bugs.  It'sh because 
they're savage.
     FRAIL WHALE (55-1968) (121-169-3,218) of RHYME TYME fought ROYLAND (56-3380) 
(82-55-0,198) of REDHORSE.  FRAIL WHALE vanquished ROYLAND in a 1 minute uneven duel.  
I laughed like anything.  Whatever laughs.  I forget.  Because Royland was striking a 
pose at the shtart, and he SHOULD have been striking the whale.  Oh, well.

     Oh, the challenge matches.  Already?  Good.
     SMILING GOAT (82-20735) (17-14-0,85) of SHAVE MY POODLE challenged LULU (32-
3523) (26-43-1,80) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  Down 5.  SMILING GOAT devastated LULU in a 
1 minute mismatched Challenge match.  But she shaved hish poodle anyway.  Bald.
     ROWARDENN (16-4105) (23-12-0,141) of SAILS OF CHARON challenged REDFOX (13-4197) 
(54-85-0,133) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 8.  ROWARDENN bested REDFOX in a popular 1 
minute Challenge duel.  Shomebody elsh, one of the shcribesh, doesh thish part, you 
know, the numbersh.  I hate math.
     DARTMAN (33-7161) (21-8-1,119) of COLGATE DAYS challenged ARTEMISIA (12-5096) 
(32-35-0,138) of DARKMOON.  Up 19.  DARTMAN savagely defeated ARTEMISIA in an 
exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.  With darts?  In the arena?  I didn't know 
that was, like, allowed.
     CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) (24-4-0,158) of LAFFALYMPICS challenged TIGRESS (13-
4471) (32-41-0,152) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Down 6.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN overpowered TIGRESS 
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.  I guessh he really wants a tiger in his 
cave?
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (30-30-4,178) of SOL INVICTUS challenged DUBIJN (64-4092) (41-
14-0,186) of HEART OF DARKNESS.  Up 8.  SAMPSA was subdued by DUBIJN in an exciting 1 
minute Challenge melee.  One of the li'l scribesh here 'splained to me about not all 
sampsas being cockroaches.  I am SHO glad!  I hate cockroaches.
     FUT COUGH (17-4815) (43-17-0,213) of IMMORTAL ASYLUM challenged GROGGY DOGGY 
(55-223) (135-186-0,223) of RHYME TYME.  Up 10.  FUT COUGH viciously subdued GROGGY 
DOGGY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge fight.  Good!  The doggy isn't funny any 
more, either, and it never wakes up enough to chashe the bunny, which I wish it 
would.

     And for the title of Lord Marshall, without a challenge or, you know, anything 
at all, like maybe a column or at least a personal:  PARANOIA (9-4557) (41-9-1,282) 
of DSM4 fought HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (127-189-2,233) of RHYME TYME.  PARANOIA handily 
defeated HOUSE MOUSE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.  Another moushe.  I'm glad 
Paranoia won.  I wouldn't like a moushe as Lord Marshall.

                                     Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PARANOIA 9-4557             42   9  1  292  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAVAGE SAGE 17-4022         32  30  0  261  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        122 169  3  242  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      38  30  0  223  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 FUT COUGH 17-4815           44  17  0  221  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
-SAMOO 37-4630               30  17  2  216  DARKENED PRIDE (998)       SIBIKHAS
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        101 137  1  214  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-THE BIG MEOW 21-5307        25   5  0  210  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
 MILA 55-29                  72 103  0  207  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
-HEL 82-14331                47  47  0  206  ARCTIC GUARDS (944)        DWES EG
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        135 187  0  205  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           68  62  1  205  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-THE MADNESS 21-5214         37  16  1  204  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
-TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       38  25  2  202  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      28  24  0  202  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         127 190  2  198  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     43  41  3  198  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-THE CAT'S MEOW 12-2073      42  28  1  196  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB
 RED BARON 33-1092           41  44  3  193  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 DUBIJN 64-4092              42  14  0  190  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 ROYLAND 56-3380             82  56  0  189  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-WYATT EARP 12-2168          33  16  1  188  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
-CHESTER CHEETAH 12-1552     57  38  1  187  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            49  84  0  183  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 JULIUS 64-3641              79 100  2  182  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
-LOKI 71-3798                26  23  2  182  ARCTIC GUARDS (1048)       KYR'TERR

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAMPSA 31-4233              30  31  4  180  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     71 110  2  179  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          31  28  1  177  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         35  28  2  174  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 T-BONE 13-3139              26   8  0  173  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
-DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956         22  21  1  173  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 KELOS 55-30                 70 100  3  168  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     25   4  0  167  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       19  15  2  160  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        38  36  1  159  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 WHATCHA WANT 17-3627        29  31  5  157  THE ARMAGEDDON (1074)      ALJAFIR
-BEER 71-3539                35  40  0  152  STUFF I BROUGHT (918)      KYR'TERR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 TIGRESS 13-4471             32  42  0  149  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-THE SICKNESS 21-5327        27   8  1  149  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           24  12  0  145  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         70 114  0  143  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 OSIRIS 19-4111              32  25  2  143  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 DARTMAN 33-7161             22   8  1  137  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 REDFOX 13-4197              54  86  0  133  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
-STYLISH 32-4116             19   5  1  129  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           32  36  0  128  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            25   8  1  126  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      38  42  0  122  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-SHEYN 64-4157               25   4  1  104  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-TROUNCING TORTASHE 33-6332  28  13  0  100  ARENA FELINES (1054)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MAINE COON CAT 21-5358      22  13  0  100  MEOW MIX (978)             SUNSET
-SKULL STROKER 21-5590       21  10  0  100  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 DR MAX 73-5311              19   3  0  100  RACE THE WIND (1068)       ERINIKA
-EYE OF THE TIGER 33-6780    21   7  1   99  ARENA FELINES (1054)       NIYTYOLE ISLAND
-MAXWELL SMART 12-2682       20  11  2   96  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 WHITEWING 13-4346           26  47  0   94  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         26  40  0   94  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 SMILING GOAT 82-20735       18  14  0   94  SHAVE MY POODLE (1057)     DWES EG

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-INERTIA 21-5761             18   4  1   88  BLACKEST PRIDE (842)       SUNSET
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          26  29  0   86  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 LULU 32-3523                26  44  1   72  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         16   8  1   67  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAIYLA KIV
-JUDGE PARKER 12-5845        16  14  1   64  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       19   3  1   62  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
-TRADEMARK 32-4114           18   5  3   48  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Debby complained the whole two weeks about no personals from us, as if anyone would 
notice!  But I can't stand to have her whining in my ear.  So here are some 
personals. -- Jorja

Captain Caveman -- Fancy meeting you here. -- Tigress

Dr Max -- You have NO IDEA how to treat a Mouse! -- Mouse Noyle

Rowardenn -- I never cared for boats anyway. -- Redfox

Smiling Goat -- Oh, is that why you don't bathe?  Can't face the monsters in the 
bathhouse? -- Whitewing

Retribution -- You'll get yours. -- Lulu
P.S.  We're considering closing down the whole group and letting all you deadbeats 
fight each other for a change.

Trademark -- Ha!  Take that, you effete Southerner! -- U.S. Steel

1 March 2005
                                    The Contract
                         [as retold by Hammer the WordSmith]
     What had begun as a contract for swords and armor between a well known name in
the DM community and the former VC Captain/WordSmith and WeaponSmith of the Vendetta
Cartel Tarantula Tribe was destined to impact and altar the landscape of the dueling
community for years to come.
     The following is but a condensed retelling of history in the making.

    Hammer continued sipping his tankard of Elven Tonic as the mysterious hooded
figure quietly seated himself across the table from the Veteran Manager whose back
was against the wall; allowing for a subtle, but effective surveillance of the dimly
lit tavern.
     Recent events in both Illis and North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena had stunned the DM
managerial world with the announcement that Hammer had resigned from his position as
a well respected member of the Vendetta Cartel Alliance.
     Those managers and associates closest to Hammer were shocked and dismayed that
there seemed to be NO Rational Explanation for Hammer making such a seemingly
irrational, hasty and extremely illogical decision; by what seemed to be a spur of
the moment reaction following the Declaration of War by Hammer in the DM 47 P-ads.
     This is what stirred the mysterious hooded figure to seek Hammer with a request
that would change the managerial course of both men; ultimately Rocking the
Managerial World of Alastari as a result of the forthcoming decisions reached by the
two Veterans.
     Time passed swiftly as both Veteran Managers discussed how the landscape of the
DM game on the sands of Alastari had changed over the years both in Basic and Tourney
play; producing a new breed of managers who would of necessity band together in an
alliance with a common goal; waging war against antagonists while improving the
managerial skills of each participating member in their glorious quest for DM
excellence.
     Hammer listened intently as his unexpected guest inquired about the situation in
North Fork/SCOMSS Swamp Arena; revealing his desire to participate in the upcoming
Turf War 4 contest in DM 47 with an alliance that would accept him on a more
permanent basis other than for just fighting together as a TW4 alliance to win fame
and Gift Certs.
     Here was a Veteran Manager, seeking the advice of Hammer regarding an alliance
to join on a permanent basis; plus extending a sword arm of friendship and requesting
that Hammer join him as an alliance mate with those who would welcome their
membership.
     The Iron in the Words of Hammer had produced this opportunity as a result of the
recent conflicts witnessed first hand by the manager seated across the table from
Hammer.  This Veteran Manager had been secretly searching and scouting around
Alastari for someone worth his mettle to fight alongside; someone who would know
where to find the perfect gang of rebels who were unafraid of waging war against
anyone.
     Hammer knew exactly where to look and in a matter of days the two newcomers were
welcomed into the ranks of a group of managers who received them as war waging equals
in an alliance that had joined a Confederation of Alliances for the TW4 contest.
     Fighting under the banner of The Illuminati Confederation of Alliances alongside
members of Chaos Inc, kLk and The Company of Brothers during the TW4 was more than
either of the two Veteran Managers had envisioned a few months ago.
     Hammer was now entering a new journey with a new attitude.
     Perhaps you readers may have noticed that new attitude by now since this
announcement by Hammer is uncharacteristically Exclamation Point Free.
     Except for the famous quote by Hammer at the end of this announcement.
     Now that Hammer and the Mysterious Hooded Figure have agreed to join forces with
an alliance whose members have welcomed them enthusiastically; let those who desire
to be antagonistic be forewarned as to the identities of these newly welcomed wagers
of war:

Tripwire
kLk Bringer of Pain

Hammer
kLk WordSmith and WeaponSmith
Minister of War
Illuminati Idealist

     "May Your Blades Be Sharp and Your Wits Sharper!"

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

FUT COUGH viciously subdued GROGGY DOGGY in a crowd pleasing 7 minute Challenge fight.
SAMPSA was subdued by DUBIJN in a exciting 1 minute Challenge melee.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN overpowered TIGRESS in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge duel.
DARTMAN savagely defeated ARTEMISIA in a exciting 2 minute bloody Challenge fight.
ROWARDENN bested REDFOX in a popular 1 minute Challenge duel.
SMILING GOAT devastated LULU in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
PARANOIA handily defeated HOUSE MOUSE in a 1 minute uneven Title fight.
FRAIL WHALE vanquished ROYLAND in a 1 minute uneven duel.
SAVAGE SAGE vanquished SMUG BUG in a action packed 2 minute uneven fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR overpowered RED BARON in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
PANIC ATTACK was overpowered by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
JOPPA CLUBFIST was outwaited by THE WHEAT KING in a crowd pleasing 8 minute conflict.
TRYURLUCK demolished LADY EMILY in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MILA handily defeated WHATCHA WANT in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
FUNNY BUNNY devastated WRATH OF ONE in a 1 minute uneven duel.
KELOS overpowered JULIA in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
LORD REDMOND was overpowered by JULIUS in a exciting 1 minute one-sided bout.
SUPERIOR FORCES overpowered GOSSAMER in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided match.
LORD FIREFLASH was devastated by LOPING WOLF in a 2 minute one-sided contest.
T-BONE defeated OSIRIS in a exciting 1 minute gory duel.
RETRIBUTION was handily defeated by WHITEWING in a 1 minute uneven duel.
DR MAX overpowered JELIAH BIGABO in a 1 minute one-sided match.
U.S. STEEL overpowered COLOSSUS in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MOUSE NOYLE defeated ROSELLA in a popular 1 minute duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  13         TOTAL PARRY       18 -  10 -  0      64  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  8         LUNGING ATTACK   104 -  67 -  1      61  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  6         PARRY-STRIKE       7 -   5 -  0      58  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         PARRY-LUNGE       18 -  18 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    4         BASHING ATTACK    15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       4         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  48 -  1      45  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      3         AIMED BLOW        11 -  14 -  0      44  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  37 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         WALL OF STEEL     13 -  25 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -   1 -  0       0  |

Turn 398 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     PARRY-LUNGE        2 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
SLASHING ATTACK    6 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     5 -  8         2  AIMED BLOW     
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  1     STRIKING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  TOTAL PARRY    
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  1     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  2         2  STRIKING ATTACK
AIMED BLOW         2 -  2     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  0         1  PARRY-STRIKE   
                                                                1  SLASHING ATTACK
                                                                1  PARRY-LUNGE    

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   PARANOIA 9-4557            42   9  1  292 DSM4 (461)
AIMED BLOW       SAVAGE SAGE 17-4022        32  30  0  261 IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)
PARRY-STRIKE     FRAIL WHALE 55-1968       122 169  3  242 RHYME TYME (397)
TOTAL PARRY      FUT COUGH 17-4815          44  17  0  221 IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)
STRIKING ATTACK  FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862       101 137  1  214 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       135 187  0  205 RHYME TYME (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          68  62  1  205 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        127 190  2  198 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    71 110  2  179 DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764)

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 FUT COUGH 
17-4815, GROGGY DOGGY 55-223, DARTMAN 33-7161, THE WHEAT KING 58-5407, SAVAGE SAGE 
17-4022, DUBIJN 64-4092, LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928, T-BONE 13-3139, ROWARDENN 16-4105, 
and SMUG BUG 55-2900.

The least popular fighter this week was COLOSSUS 22-5820.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676, OSIRIS 19-4111, WRATH OF ONE 82-11628, 
ROYLAND 56-3380, LULU 32-3523, RETRIBUTION 74-2982, GOSSAMER 35-3656, LORD REDMOND 
12-4109, JULIA 60-4651, and PANIC ATTACK 9-3624.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           0  3 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          2  2 0  NIYTYOLE ISLAND(33)  3  3 0  JURINE(61)           1  0 0  
WILLAF(16)           1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           0  2 0  KURUKAR(64)          2  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          3  1 0  VITHICAR(49)         1  0 0  ERINIKA(73)          1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          4  3 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  1 0  DWES EG(82)          1  1 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PARANOIA 9-4557             42   9  1  292  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      28  24  0  202  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 T-BONE 13-3139              26   8  0  173  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           24  12  0  145  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 SAVAGE SAGE 17-4022         32  30  0  261  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 OSIRIS 19-4111              32  25  2  143  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      38  30  0  223  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SAMPSA 31-4233              30  31  4  180  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LULU 32-3523                26  44  1   72  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     43  41  3  198  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIYTYOLE ISLAND
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            25   8  1  126  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          26  29  0   86  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 FRAIL WHALE 55-1968        122 169  3  242  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             82  56  0  189  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           68  62  1  205  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DUBIJN 64-4092              42  14  0  190  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 DR MAX 73-5311              19   3  0  100  RACE THE WIND (1068)       ERINIKA
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         16   8  1   67  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAIYLA KIV
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       19  15  2  160  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG