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Date   : 05/12/2005    Duedate: 05/25/2005

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-402

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LAFFALYMPICS 56/1053 1195  631  8 65.4    7 LUROCIANS II 33/775   157  181  5 46.4
  2 DSM4 9/461            608  373  9 62.0      LUROCIANS XII 82/1039                 
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                         LUROCIANS IV 12/865                   
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                  8 RHYME TYME 55/397     217  264  0 45.1
  3 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  346  244  9 58.6    9 HORROR FILMS 11/1071   59   76  1 43.7
    SAILS OF CHARON 16/1044                     ARENA FELINES 61/1059                 
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    ARENA FELINES 33/1054                 
  4 DARKMOON 12/911       166  154  3 51.9      ARENA FELINES 12/857                  
    AUTUMN LIGHTNING 58/1069                 10 REDHORSE 56/823       279  372  2 42.9
    ROMPER ROOM 60/1070                         ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    SOL INVICTUS 31/974                      11 THE LAWMEN 12/292      48   69  0 41.0
  5 PHILANTHROPIS 55/831  175  174  4 50.1   12 UNDER DURESS 64/743   703 1022 10 40.8
    PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948                    DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    PHILANTHROPISTS 20/773                   13 THE BONDS 49/774      431  982  5 30.5
    PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011                   CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746                  MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
  6 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  249  287  9 46.5      FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE SUEDE of BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): CAT TAGIOUS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): LIL E. TEE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): GOLDENROD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): JERRY ATTRICKS of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): DAISY HAMMER of FLOWER HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): ENOSHIMA of BLACK SAMURAI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): SILK of PATH OF THE BLADE (Vhagar, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): ZEBZAMBEZI of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): VAHNZUR of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): HEDGEHOG of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): DEMOGORGON of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): TRYURLUCK of BLOOD KNIGHTS from JURINE (Talon
                                Warsmith, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 515): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): DREAMERS (Sleepy, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 509): STARBASE 5 (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 511): DAGGERS EDGE (Zeus, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 508): THE MAGNIFICENT MAGS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): BAD GERMS (Assurnasirbanipal, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 500): EQUESTORS (Spartacus, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): NUMBERS GAME (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 495): KLKASINO HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 488): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 450): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 229): none
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 210): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 376): REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 159): BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 401): LAFFALYMPICS, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 515): TOM SMITH of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
               (turn 514): DASTARDLY DAN of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
                           DREB 3 of THE LAWMEN (Marshal D, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 508): STALKING HORSE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 510): O. PUN PLEEZJ of PUNNY AMINALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 509): ACHILLES of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 507): TMARACK of THE SIERRAS (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 254): CENTIPEDE of CLASSIC ARCADE (Street Legal, mgr.)
                          FOOLISH FOLGERS of IDIOTIC ICCERS (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 253): BALDER of VALHALLA (KAT, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 251): REZOS THE THRACIAN of OVERLORDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
                               TRASHIUS of WHAMMO & THUDDA 4 U! (Micky, mgr.)
                               ABYSSINIAN of THE STORMBRINGERS (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 497): SAVORY of SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
                          TAD DEVILLE of DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
              (turn 496): BASKERVOLE of FISHERMAN'S WHARF (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 449): TIRO CUCKOO of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 228): STORM SERPENT of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 223): LEVIATHAN OF LARD of MYSTIC ORC FEAST (Slugbait)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 355): TAIL IN THE AIR of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
               (turn 354): COOL CAT of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
                           SABA EL KEER of BLADE AND BLOOD (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 158): ABASHI of BAATANAR'RITEZU (Asmo Dius, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Well, this is, like, totally a surprise.  Well, maybe not totally, but still.  
Anyway, let me tell you about it.
     This is about arenas on, you know, the Isle.  Advanced arenas.  Which there is 
Talahya, and Home Guard, and Primus, and Crysalis, and the regional arenas, right?  
You knew that, but this is what they call making sure we all know what we know, okay?  
But there are only actually three arenas on the Isle, physically, see?  Darkholm, 
they've got their own down in Willow Beach, and who knows what they might be getting 
up to down there, but it isn't our business, so who cares?  Besides, they have pink 
flamingos on the lawn there, right in front of the spy reporter's tower.  And when 
the Adantri opened Lirin Kiv, they built an arena, too, and even a whole little town, 
half way down the west side of the island.  All the rest of us, of course, use the 
arena here in Talahya, and I have to say it's, like, sometimes a nuisance.  
Especially when Crysalis fights.  It's, you know, back to back fights for days, and 
sometimes we have to wait a long time for our turn.
     Well, the Adantri asked us to come down and, like, share their arena.  And their 
town, which is a good idea is what I think, because I could have a whole cottage on 
the beach instead of a poky little apartment here.  I mean, even sardines find 
Talahya too crowded!  And then if we like it there, we could merge the two arenas.  
Still be Free Blades, but the Adantri would fight right along with us.  Well, you can 
see why.  I mean, when they opened Lirin Kiv, everyone said that seven basic arenas 
weren't enough to sustain a regional, and now three of those arenas have closed.  So 
they need us.  And we could sure use the room.  Everybody could have a house, or at 
least not be so crowded, and crowding is, you know, not good.
     Anyway, this isn't going to happen right away, but think about it, okay?

     Now the stuff about our fights.
     Dsm4 was avoided by Sol Invictus.  The Unknown Spymaster (*I* know) thought it 
was "personal hygiene," but what can he tell with a bag over his head?
     Mila got the most challenges.  Everybody's had a caravan raided sometime, I 
guess, and they don't like it.
     Twenty-five fights, with ten challenge matches, but they were all radio.  No, 
wait, one was tv.  Sorry about that.  I'm all stirred up.  I probably need to get out 
in the sun more.  And I only saw one mine fighting.  Or maybe just pretending, 
sometimes you can't tell.

     Anyway, here ARE the fights.
     FURBALL (61-3002) (20-13-3,64) of ARENA FELINES fought MOUSE NOYLE (17-6252) 
(27-42-0,86) of MIDDLE WAY.  FURBALL handily defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a popular 1 
minute one-sided duel.  I think this is a sign, you know?  That mice aren't as good 
as monkeys.  Or in this case, cats.  Well, it's probably fate, actually, that a mouse 
should be defeated by a cat.
     WHITEWING (13-4346) (27-49-0,100) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought COLOSSUS (22-5820) 
(18-7-0,89) of BLADES OF WONDER.  WHITEWING overpowered COLOSSUS in a 1 minute one-
sided fray.  I'm surprised Whitewing didn't lose.  He's so good at it, with all that 
practice.
     REDFOX (13-4197) (56-87-0,150) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought ROSELLA (103-39) (26-25-
0,100) of the College of Mimes.  REDFOX vanquished ROSELLA in an action packed 1 
minute uneven bout.  This is the only mime today, and I bet she WAS just pretended, 
because of losing to Redfox.  I mean, nobody does that!
     TROUNCING TORTASHELL (33-6332) (29-13-0,128) of ARENA FELINES fought GOSSAMER 
(35-3656) (25-11-1,102) of PHILANTHROPISTS 2.  TROUNCING TORTASHELL was viciously 
subdued by GOSSAMER in a popular 2 minute fight.  Gosh, vicious!  And Goss was even a 
philanthropist.  But I guess that isn't the same as being a philcatopist.
     EYE OF THE TIGER (33-6780) (22-7-1,127) of ARENA FELINES fought LORD REDMOND 
(12-4109) (39-38-1,149) of LUROCIANS IV.  EYE OF THE TIGER lost to LORD REDMOND in a 
popular 1 minute match.  Next time, he, meaning the Feline, should bring the WHOLE 
tiger, not just the eye.  It helps.

     LOPING WOLF (56-1796) (72-115-0,149) of REDHORSE fought LORD FIREFLASH (33-2966) 
(40-43-0,143) of LUROCIANS II.  LOPING WOLF was overpowered by LORD FIREFLASH in a 
popular 1 minute one-sided match.  Have you ever smelled burning, like, wolf hair?  
It's totally awful.  Practically hypergolic.
     ROYLAND (56-3380) (84-57-0,194) of REDHORSE fought DOC HOLIDAY (12-2956) (22-21-
1,173) of THE LAWMEN.  ROYLAND overpowered DOC HOLIDAY in an action packed 1 minute 
bloody uneven fray.  There, you SEE?  I always SAID Royland was a lawbreaker!  He 
raided caravans with his father and wears a funny hat.
     DUBIJN (64-4092) (43-14-0,199) of HEART OF DARKNESS fought JULIUS (64-3641) (79-
103-2,175) of UNDER DURESS.  DUBIJN defeated JULIUS in an exciting 1 minute duel.  
The crowd was totally thrilled and threw stuff on the sands, which did NOT thrill the 
people with the rakes between the fights, but the crowd likes to see the old fossils 
lose.
     WRATH OF ONE (82-11628) (21-16-2,186) of LUROCIANS XII fought WYATT EARP (12-
2168) (33-16-1,188) of THE LAWMEN.  WRATH OF ONE handily defeated WYATT EARP in a 
popular 1 minute mismatched competition.  Gosh, another lawbreaker!  What are things, 
like, coming to?
     SAMPSA (31-4233) (31-31-4,193) of SOL INVICTUS fought KELOS (55-30) (70-103-
3,174) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  SAMPSA was overpowered by KELOS in a popular 1 minute one-
sided bout.  But somebody should tell Kelos that he's not supposed to bring that 
horse into the arena or even right up to the starting gate, because, really, the 
janitors are so annoyed!

     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (72-112-2,190) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought JOPPA 
CLUBFIST (12-3748) (28-25-0,189) of HALL OF GIANT.  SUPERIOR FORCES was devastated by 
JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.  This the Underdog Thing again.  The 
crowd was just totally, um, well, I guess I can't say that here.  But they were 
pleased.
     RED BARON (33-1092) (44-44-3,216) of LUROCIANS II fought GROGGY DOGGY (55-223) 
(136-189-0,209) of RHYME TYME.  RED BARON was handily defeated by GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 
minute mismatched bout.  This is fate again.  You see?  Sooner or later, fate will 
GET you.
     THE WHEAT KING (58-5407) (63-44-2,212) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING fought CHESTER 
CHEETAH (12-1552) (57-39-1,182) of ARENA FELINES.  THE WHEAT KING was overpowered by 
CHESTER CHEETAH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.  I didn't know Chester would do 
something like that.  I thought he was a corn-and-cheese cat.
     FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862) (104-137-1,238) of RHYME TYME fought LADY EMILY (33-6626) 
(32-30-1,192) of LUROCIANS II.  FUNNY BUNNY was viciously subdued by LADY EMILY in a 
crowd pleasing 9 minute bout.  Good!  Because of the Fossil Thing.  You know, more 
than two hundred fights, why don't you RETIRE already?

     And here are the challenges, radio first:
     JELIAH BIGABO (35-3676) (20-5-1,60) of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 challenged LULU (32-
3523) (26-47-1,59) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  Down 1.  JELIAH BIGABO defeated LULU in an 
exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge match.  What was exciting about this?  I mean, I'm 
not saying it wasn't but I don't know WHY?
     RETRIBUTION (74-2982) (18-9-1,90) of BROTHERHOOD challenged U.S. STEEL (49-3369) 
(28-30-0,96) of THE BONDS.  Up 6.  RETRIBUTION overpowered U.S. STEEL in a 1 minute 
one-sided Challenge fight.  Ha!  I don't know what Steel DID, but he sure PAID for 
it.
     ROWARDENN (16-4105) (24-13-0,144) of SAILS OF CHARON challenged HOUSE MOUSE (55-
221) (128-192-2,176) of RHYME TYME.  Up 32.  ROWARDENN was viciously subdued by HOUSE 
MOUSE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.  Listen, I don't CARE if the Mouse won.  After 
three hundred fights, if you aren't inducted you should RETIRE.
     ARTEMISIA (12-5096) (32-37-0,108) of DARKMOON challenged TIGRESS (13-4471) (32-
45-0,114) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 6.  ARTEMISIA slimly won victory over TIGRESS in an 
action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.  Actually, it's both ways.  I mean, Tigress 
slimly lost, too.  They're both slim.  But, like, muscular.
     JULIA (60-4651) (30-33-0,160) of ROMPER ROOM challenged SMUG BUG (55-2900) (50-
86-0,170) of RHYME TYME.  Up 10.  JULIA handily defeated SMUG BUG in a 1 minute 
uneven Challenge fight.  Squash that but!

     VICTIM OF SOCIETY (55-3179) (26-23-2,163) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged PANIC 
ATTACK (9-3624) (35-30-2,166) of DSM4.  Up 3.  VICTIM OF SOCIETY was overpowered by 
PANIC ATTACK in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.  This happens.  Especially in the 
arena.  I mean, panic is Bad.  Everyone knows that.  But sometimes you just can't 
help it.
     THE CAT'S MEOW (12-2073) (42-29-1,187) of ARENA FELINES challenged MILA (55-29) 
(74-104-0,213) of ROCANIS RIDERS.  Up 26.  THE CAT'S MEOW was overpowered by MILA in 
a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.  This is Most Challenged Mila, remember.  I 
wish he'd lost, the old fossil!
     CAPTAIN CAVEMAN (56-3753) (28-4-0,212) of LAFFALYMPICS challenged PHIL 
PHILANTHROPIST (20-3330) (27-46-2,200) of PHILANTHROPISTS.  Down 12.  CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 
devastated PHIL PHILANTHROPIST in a 1 minute Challenge contest.  Of course.  This 
happens all the time.
     THE BLOB (11-1730) (49-28-0,231) of HORROR FILMS challenged PARANOIA (9-4557) 
(44-10-2,200) of DSM4.  Down 31.  THE BLOB viciously subdued PARANOIA in a popular 10 
minute gruesome Challenge match.  I'm not sure, but I think this was the longest 
fight.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (40-31-0,216) of BLADES OF WONDER TV challenged GOLEM 
(35-1485) (45-36-1,230) of THE PHILANTHROPISTS.  Up 14.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR devastated 
GOLEM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Well, good.  That's what a tv 
challenge MEANS, that the guy who has it is, like, something sort of special.

     For being Lord Marshall:  TRYURLUCK (61-1029) (71-62-1,253) of BLOOD KNIGHTS 
fought LORD LIGHTSPEED (33-2928) (45-42-3,211) of LUROCIANS II.  TRYURLUCK was 
overcome by LORD LIGHTSPEED in an exciting 2 minute brutal Title contest.  It was 
random, but I guess we just GO with that.  Congratulations to Lord Lightspeed, and 
write a column, please?

Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     46  42  3  224  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 THE BLOB 11-1730            50  28  0  256  HORROR FILMS (1071)        ARUAK CITY
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      41  31  0  232  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 MILA 55-29                  75 104  0  230  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     29   4  0  222  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 GROGGY DOGGY 55-223        137 189  0  220  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CHESTER CHEETAH 12-1552     58  39  1  214  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       22  16  2  207  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG
 PARANOIA 9-4557             44  11  2  204  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 LADY EMILY 33-6626          33  30  1  204  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 ROYLAND 56-3380             85  57  0  201  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 DUBIJN 64-4092              44  14  0  201  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      29  25  0  201  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
-FUT COUGH 17-4815           44  18  0  200  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           71  63  1  197  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
-SAVAGE SAGE 17-4022         32  31  0  196  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  27  47  2  196  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        104 138  1  195  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KELOS 55-30                 71 103  3  195  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
-TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       38  26  2  195  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
 GOLEM 35-1485               45  37  1  193  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 RED BARON 33-1092           44  45  3  190  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 THE WHEAT KING 58-5407      63  45  2  186  AUTUMN LIGHTNING (1069)    DELARQ TOR
-DARTMAN 33-7161             24   9  2  186  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         129 192  2  182  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THE CAT'S MEOW 12-2073      42  30  1  181  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JULIUS 64-3641              79 104  2  180  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     72 113  2  180  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 WYATT EARP 12-2168          33  17  1  179  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 PANIC ATTACK 9-3624         36  30  2  178  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 JULIA 60-4651               31  33  0  175  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
 DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956         22  22  1  175  THE LAWMEN (292)           RIZTAB
 SAMPSA 31-4233              31  32  4  173  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LORD REDMOND 12-4109        40  38  1  157  LUROCIANS IV (865)         RIZTAB
 LORD FIREFLASH 33-2966      41  43  0  156  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179   26  24  2  156  PHILANTHROPISTS (831)      KHALANI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            50  87  0  155  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 REDFOX 13-4197              57  87  0  152  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           24  14  0  150  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
-OSIRIS 19-4111              33  25  2  145  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-WHATCHA WANT 17-3627        29  32  5  139  THE ARMAGEDDON (1074)      ALJAFIR
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         72 116  0  136  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            26  11  1  131  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 EYE OF THE TIGER 33-6780    22   8  1  130  ARENA FELINES (1054)       NIATOLI ISLAND
-DR MAX 73-5311              21   3  0  130  RACE THE WIND (1068)       ERINIKA
-SMILING GOAT 82-20735       20  14  0  128  SHAVE MY POODLE (1057)     DWES EG
 ARTEMISIA 12-5096           33  37  0  119  DARKMOON (911)             RIZTAB
 TROUNCING TORTASHE 33-6332  29  14  0  114  ARENA FELINES (1054)       NIATOLI ISLAND
 WHITEWING 13-4346           28  49  0  113  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 TIGRESS 13-4471             32  46  0  109  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         19   9  1  100  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAIYLA KIV

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          28  31  0   86  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 FURBALL 61-3002             21  13  3   86  ARENA FELINES (1059)       JURINE
 COLOSSUS 22-5820            18   8  0   82  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    22   8  4   78  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         27  43  0   67  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       21   5  1   66  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 LULU 32-3523                26  48  1   59  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

TGG -- Nothing personal with the challenges, BTW.  You just seem to be in convenient
places for me to challenge.  Now if I could win a few more of those challenges, I'd
be a little happier (I knew that Wrath of One challenge wasn't a great idea...).
Think you could oblige? -- The Sentinel

     You notice that Jorja's warriors didn't write personals?  She says she's making
     a statement.  How can she make a statement if she doesn't say anything?  I think
     she's just lazy. -- Debby T.

20 April 2005
I have returned after a five-year absence.  I expect all tithes, gifts and bequeaths
to resume as normal. -- Magic Man

4 May 2005
Several questions have been asked about Slaughter's Challenge that I'd like to
address and clarify.
     1)  All Prizes must be used on the contest team, this includes the resurrection.
         Remember any fast arena team should be able to transfer to a slow arena
         (except for arena 82, I believe).
     2)  Warriors will be allowed to fight and run in the dead tourney, should there
         be one, and return if an opening can be made without breaking the rules
         (i.e. only one DA fight allowed per team).
     3)  If you win your single DA match you do not get another.  It's one use of the
         Dark Arena win or lose so if you want him/her/it dead be sure and throw the
         match!
     4)  The resurrection potion's longevity has been extended by the commission to 6
         months but the other potions (favorites, and +1 bonus) must still be used
         within 2 turns and on a 5 FE or higher warrior.  The resurrection can go on
         any warrior regardless of FE.
Street Legal

P.S.  My thanks to those already entered (Hammer, The Consortium, Tripwire, Stik, and

Shaman) and hope many more find a reason to come to arena 54.  Again, my email is
triumph1971@hotmail.com or you can diplo me in arena 14 at THE DEATH SQUAD (63) if
you need more info!

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR devastated GOLEM in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
THE BLOB viciously subdued PARANOIA in a popular 10 minute gruesome Challenge match.
CAPTAIN CAVEMAN devastated PHIL PHILANTHROPIST in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
THE CAT'S MEOW was overpowered by MILA in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
VICTIM OF SOCIETY was overpowered by PANIC ATTACK in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
JULIA handily defeated SMUG BUG in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
ARTEMISIA slimly won victory over TIGRESS in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
ROWARDENN was viciously subdued by HOUSE MOUSE in a 3 minute Challenge fight.
RETRIBUTION overpowered U.S. STEEL in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
JELIAH BIGABO defeated LULU in a exciting 1 minute bloody Challenge match.
TRYURLUCK was overcome by LORD LIGHTSPEED in a exciting 2 minute brutal Title contest.
FUNNY BUNNY was viciously subdued by LADY EMILY in a crowd pleasing 9 minute bout.
THE WHEAT KING was overpowered by CHESTER CHEETAH in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
RED BARON was handily defeated by GROGGY DOGGY in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
SUPERIOR FORCES was devastated by JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
SAMPSA was overpowered by KELOS in a popular 1 minute one-sided bout.
WRATH OF ONE handily defeated WYATT EARP in a popular 1 minute mismatched competition.
DUBIJN defeated JULIUS in a exciting 1 minute duel.
ROYLAND overpowered DOC HOLIDAY in a action packed 1 minute bloody uneven fray.
LOPING WOLF was overpowered by LORD FIREFLASH in a popular 1 minute one-sided match.
EYE OF THE TIGER lost to LORD REDMOND in a popular 1 minute match.
TROUNCING TORTASHELL was viciously subdued by GOSSAMER in a popular 2 minute fight.
REDFOX vanquished ROSELLA in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
WHITEWING overpowered COLOSSUS in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
FURBALL handily defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a popular 1 minute one-sided duel.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  12         TOTAL PARRY       21 -  13 -  0      62  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  7         LUNGING ATTACK    88 -  60 -  2      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         AIMED BLOW        14 -  12 -  0      54  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      6         PARRY-LUNGE       20 -  20 -  0      50  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         BASHING ATTACK    14 -  14 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         SLASHING ATTACK   40 -  41 -  0      49  |
|AIMED BLOW                       3         STRIKING ATTACK   29 -  34 -  0      46  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   2         PARRY-STRIKE       5 -   6 -  0      45  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         WALL OF STEEL     14 -  27 -  0      34  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   4 -  0      20  |

Turn 402 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928    46  42  3  224 LUROCIANS II (775)
TOTAL PARRY      THE BLOB 11-1730           50  28  0  256 HORROR FILMS (1071)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     41  31  0  232 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILA 55-29                 75 104  0  230 ROCANIS RIDERS (285)
PARRY-LUNGE      GROGGY DOGGY 55-223       137 189  0  220 RHYME TYME (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          71  63  1  197 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    PHIL PHILANTHROPI 20-3330  27  47  2  196 PHILANTHROPISTS (773)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        129 192  2  182 RHYME TYME (397)
WALL OF STEEL    THE CAT'S MEOW 12-2073     42  30  1  181 ARENA FELINES (857)

The overall popularity leader is GROGGY DOGGY 55-223.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was PARANOIA 9-4557.  The ten other most popular fighters were LADY EMILY 
33-6626, FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862, MILA 55-29, LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928, THE BLOB 11-1730, 
HOUSE MOUSE 55-221, GOSSAMER 35-3656, ARTEMISIA 12-5096, TIGRESS 13-4471, and 
ROWARDENN 16-4105.

The least popular fighter this week was COLOSSUS 22-5820.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, U.S. STEEL 49-3369, SMUG BUG 55-2900, 
PHIL PHILANTHROPIST 20-3330, MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252, DOC HOLIDAY 12-2956, RED BARON 
33-1092, VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179, GOLEM 35-1485, and WHITEWING 13-4346.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
ZUKAL(9)             1  1 0  SOLVEN(22)           1  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  0 0  CHIMLEVTAL(31)       0  1 0  DELARQ TOR(58)       0  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           4  3 0  ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ARADI(60)            1  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          2  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   3  4 0  JURINE(61)           1  1 0  
WILLAF(16)           0  1 0  MURSKA(35)           2  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  VITHICAR(49)         0  1 0  DAIYLA KIV(74)       1  0 0  
SEAM(20)             0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          4  3 0  DWES EG(82)          1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 PARANOIA 9-4557             44  11  2  204  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 THE BLOB 11-1730            50  28  0  256  HORROR FILMS (1071)        ARUAK CITY
 CHESTER CHEETAH 12-1552     58  39  1  214  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB
 REDFOX 13-4197              57  87  0  152  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           24  14  0  150  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         27  43  0   67  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 PHIL PHILANTHROPIS 20-3330  27  47  2  196  PHILANTHROPISTS (773)      SEAM
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      41  31  0  232  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 SAMPSA 31-4233              31  32  4  173  SOL INVICTUS (974)         CHIMLEVTAL
 LULU 32-3523                26  48  1   59  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 LORD LIGHTSPEED 33-2928     46  42  3  224  LUROCIANS II (775)         NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOLEM 35-1485               45  37  1  193  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          28  31  0   86  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 MILA 55-29                  75 104  0  230  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 CAPTAIN CAVEMAN 56-3753     29   4  0  222  LAFFALYMPICS (1053)        ROCANIS
 THE WHEAT KING 58-5407      63  45  2  186  AUTUMN LIGHTNING (1069)    DELARQ TOR
 JULIA 60-4651               31  33  0  175  ROMPER ROOM (1070)         ARADI
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           71  63  1  197  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 DUBIJN 64-4092              44  14  0  201  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         19   9  1  100  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAIYLA KIV
 WRATH OF ONE 82-11628       22  16  2  207  LUROCIANS XII (1039)       DWES EG