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Date   : 01/05/2006    Duedate: 01/18/2006

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-419

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 LEGIONS 77/1208         3    1  0 75.0      FEAR FACTORY IV 70/713                
    I'M HISTORY 5/1088                          FEAR FACTORY 61/632                   
    SPLIT INFINITY 65/1147                   17 BLOOD KNIGHTS 61/284  264  295  9 47.2
    SUNNYLAND 40/1097                           THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    DREAM PARK 9/1089                           SCARLET KNIGHTS 70/403                
    BATTLE SCHOOL 65/1144                    18 RHYME TYME 55/397     254  292  0 46.5
    BLENDING ENTHRONED 38/1096               19-TOOTH CAPADE 75/1173   48   57  0 45.7
  2-EXACTLY! 35/1033     1243  661  9 65.3   20-FROST 78/1214         100  123  0 44.8
    PERPETUAL MOTION 82/1081                 21 REDHORSE 56/823       322  414  3 43.8
    SPONGMONKEYS 25/1076                        DARKLINGS 74/1160                     
    COLGATE DAYS 33/1062                        ROCANIS RIDERS 55/285                 
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      SKAITHVARN 51/1101                    
    HELLBORN 82/1086                         22-DARBS 77/1200         948 1318 19 41.8
  3-MYSTERIOUS 73/1150    503  304  5 62.3      HER CATS 65/1139                      
  4-THE CELTIC C 77/1207   23   14  0 62.2      GENERAL MAYHEM 65/1123                
  5 DSM4 9/461            654  410  9 61.5      WILD AMINALS 74/1153                  
    THE BROTHERHOOD 10 82/1085                  CREW MONIKER 76/1189                  
    BROTHERHOOD 74/1073                         BAD NEWS 78/1216                      
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                 23-THE LAWMEN 65/1106     56   79  0 41.5
    I AM SAM 75/1075                            FORCE OF FIVE 74/1163                 
  6 CALM DOWN! 65/1143    353  253  9 58.3   24 UNDER DURESS 64/743   720 1039 10 40.9
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896                    DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
  7-TOTEMS OF RA 11/1092   16   12  1 57.1      THUNDER CATS 74/1151                  
    HOLY SLAUGHTER 11/1091                   25 DARK TOADS 1/1087       4    6  0 40.0
    RAGING LION CLAN 75/1171                    TOADS OF KRONDUR II 82/1225           
    THE WASTING FIELD 33/1094                   DARK TOADS 65/1149                    
    SANGUINE SAINTS 65/1111                     DARK TOADS 75/1182                    
  8-LOST HOPE IN 78/1211   17   13  0 56.7      SPLIT INFINITY 2 65/1141              
    ELANTI HUNTERS 75/1172                      TOADS OF AMBER III 82/1224            
  9-NOT VERY... 65/1129    28   22  1 56.0      DARK TOADS 38/1095                    
    MYSTERY MACHINE 65/1145                     TOADS OF AMBER 82/1223                
 10-ANARCHY 19/1030        68   56  2 54.8      DARK TOADS 74/1161                    
    PARANOIA 65/1148                            DARK TOADS 78/1221                    
    MALICIOUS INTENT 17/1077                    LADY OF THE GLEN 1/1226               
    ACT OF MALICE 56/1079                    26-CATS 78/1217          410  623 15 39.7
    IMMORTAL ASYLUM 17/877                      THE BLACK 77/1204                     
    PARANOID ASYLUM 75/1183                  27-THE LUNATIC  78/1220   15   28  0 34.9
    DEATH FROM BELOW 65/1128                 28-ANIMAL FARM 65/1105    14   27  0 34.1
 11 SLYTHERIN HO 74/1164  520  430  6 54.7      CORPORATE ENTITY 76/1194              
 12 PHILANTHROPIS 55/831  213  211  5 50.2   29-RINGS OF 7 65/1110      1    2  1 33.3
    THE PHILANTHROPISTS 35/746               30-KILLER TUNES 65/1116   20   44  0 31.3
    PHILANTHROPISTS 2 35/948                 31 THE BONDS 49/774      473 1052  6 31.0
    PHILANTHROPISTS 3 35/1011                   SAND DANCERS 51/1102                  
    PHILANTHROPISTS 69/1227                     SAND DANCERS 78/1212                  
 13-THE CHASE 65/1132     889  902 15 49.6      SAND DANCERS 74/1158                  
    LE MISERABLES 75/1175                       MIDDLE WAY 17/1058                    
    YITO SHANG 74/1152                          CARDOW HUNTERS 13/761                 
    MAVERICKS 65/1133                           FISHERMAN'S WHARF 32/771              
    GYPSY BAND 103/445                          SAND DANCERS 65/1130                  
 14-POETRY IN MO 78/1219   32   33  0 49.2      SAND DANCERS 46/1099                  
 15-YELLO SUB 78/1213      34   36  2 48.6      CHAN CHI MONASTERY 53/1103            
    ANIMANIACS 65/1119                          GOLDEN CANYON 26/1093                 
    SICK AND TWISTED 75/1165                    REFUGEES 65/1136                      
 16 GWAR 70/691           131  139  4 48.5      SAND DANCERS 77/1202                  

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
    CHAN CHI MONASTERY 65/1131                  PHANTOM TOLLBOOTH 65/1126             
    SAND DANCERS 75/1170                     35-THE HORDE 77/1201       1    7  0 12.5
    BLUVALLEY WARRIORS 46/1098                  THE HORDE 65/1124                     
    CIRQUE DU MASQUES 58/1104                   THE HORDE 78/1218                     
    THE MOONDOGS 10/1090                     36-FENIX FALANX 76/1196    0    3  0  0.0
    SAND DANCERS 76/1185                     37-RONIN 74/1155           1    0  0  100
    CHAN CHI MONASTERY 2 65/1122                ASPECTS OF STEEL 75/1167              
 32-GERIATRIC GA 76/1199    6   14  0 30.0   38 PHAZE PHOLKS 65/1146    1    0  0  100
 33-STREETS OF F 65/1113    3    7  0 30.0   39-E.T.S. 65/1115          1    1  0 50.0
 34-LE SACRE 65/1127        8   19  1 29.6   40-SWORD FOR HI 75/1174    0    2  0  0.0
    & THE REST WAS... 65/1125             

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                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): PUSS of ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): INSIGHTFULL INGIE of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENGROVE of GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): EXODUS of THE OLD TESTAMENT (Ganolus Oakleaf, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): SUE SHE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): BARTOFELES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): SINNER of CALL THE PRIEST (Destitute Noble, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): MALODOROUSREEK of CHAOTICDISORDER (Bobby Bigfoot)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): HUCKLE CAT of BUSY, BUSYTOWN (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): DART of WOLF RIDERS (Dr. Guts, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): HOT LIPS of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): YAIWE of DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): ZIPPER of RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): DUCKMAN of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): ENDU ENDU of DUDS (Amy A. Airhead, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): LOQUE of FACING WORLDS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): IRLON of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): PARANOIA of DSM4 from ZUKAL (The Sandman, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 532): ARENA FELINES (Garfield, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 532): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 526): GREENWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 527): MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 524): FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 260): none
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 514): DEVIL ADVOCATES (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 512): THE SEWING CIRCLE (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 504): FLIPPERS ARCADE (?, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 466): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 237): A DEAL'S A DEAL (Applejack, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): AGE OF EMPIRES (The Historian, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 219): DARK SIDHE (Daehir, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 393): RESCUE RANGERS (JE, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): SAND DANCERS (Lani, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 167): DARK RUNES (Liam the Goth, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAIYLA KIV (turn 329): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 313): THE LEGENDS (Loch Ness, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 418): EXACTLY!, etc. (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 528): PYOA of WYLDERNESS WYLD (Barnabas, mgr.)
 DM  28 SLAUGHTER PRIEST MEM (turn 262): WYATT BURP of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
                                         YOUNG JOAN of DODGE BULLETS (Uncle Wolf)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 517): WENDY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
              (turn 516): CHARLIE of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 259): RAUNI of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 236): DEATH FOG of SUPERIOR FORCES (Manager, mgr.)
 DM  47 SCOMSS SWAMP (turn 232): TOTO of LAND OF OZ (Oz the Successful, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 392): SHANKS PONY of REDHORSE (Mila, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 372): MUDVAYNE of FEAR FACTORY (Var, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 358): $1.25 Q-STAFF of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 326): ARNAL REDAXE of SAND DANCERS (Lorana, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     I am totally gazebo this morning.  Or maybe it's this afternoon.  Whatever.  
There've just been things after things after things.  I don't know what to make of 
it.  Well, I do know what to make of it, but my mom told me not to.  I always try to 
listen to her, except for some things that are just, you know, she doesn't understand 
because of being so old.  It's that gap thing.  Anyway, it was quite a party, and I'm 
still kind of, like, gritty around the edges.  You know.  From too much of some stuff 
and not enough of others.  Gosh.  I want a nap!
     But the spy report first.

     Um, somebody spilled something on these notes.  That's what happens when you 
don't have an umbrella in your drink.  It spills.  Or maybe this was soup.
     Anyway, thirty-one fights, which is pretty good.  I mean, it's been years since 
we had the kind of numbers like this time and last time.  Well, of course we used to 
have even MORE, but still, this is, like, good.  Maybe it'll be a trend.  Where was 
I?  Oh, right, thirty-one fights.  Two standbys.  So it was really only sixty 
gladiators fighting, but, you know, still.  Pretty good.
     And no deaths.  That's good, too.  Deaths are so depressing.  Who needs 
depressing?  Uh, well, actually there are some people I can think of that should be 
depressed.  But mostly not.  That's one of those odd word things.  I mean, de-press.  
Take the press out of, right?  Wrinkles everywhere.  So re-press should be to put it 
back.  Sharp and snappy, with just a couple of creases.  Only it isn't.  It's for 
when people won't be depressed by themselves, so you insist.
     Where was I?  These notes are a mess.  Oh, right.  Challenges, that's what comes 
next.  Nine challenges, with three of them going to the Lord Marshall.  I think the 
Lord Marshall, which was Paranoia, got the most challenges, which just PROVES that 
people were out to get him.  Totally gazebo!  But he knew that.  Uh, that's nine 
going THROUGH, so there were at least eleven, because only one of three went through 
to Paranoia.  And there might have been one or two more that didn't go through to 
someone else, so there could have been, well, a lot.  But nine challenge MATCHES.
     The Philanthropists were the most avoided, but I don't know why.  I always think 
of them as being like a houseplant.  Oh.  Maybe that's why, because nobody can kill a 
houseplant except, well, the people who can, and so they didn't want to have to TRY 
to do it.  Does that make sense?  Does it matter if it makes sense?  I mean, sense is 
over-rated.  Any dooffus can make sense.  I know, because I've heard them doing it.
     So we... oh.  Right, it was DSM4 that was doing the avoiding, if you want to 
know.  I don't know about those guys.  It sounds to ME like DSM4 is something that 
would kill a houseplant without even trying.  It says here in the notes that DSM4 had 
more important things to do than fight.  Well, of course!  Doesn't everybody?
     So let's see what else is in the notes.  Hmm.  How about "longest fight"?  It 
was five minutes, which isn't very long, if you ask ME.  Barely time for my nail 
polish to dry!  Maybe not even long ENOUGH when it's cold and, you know, kind of 
damp.  And I hate having smeared nail polish.  That's really tacky.  Anyway, here it 
is.  Or was, because it did end.  HOUSE MOUSE (55-221) (137-200-2,204) of RHYME TYME 
fought RETROVIRUS (70-6086) (32-22-0,186) of FEAR FACTORY IV.  HOUSE MOUSE viciously 
subdued RETROVIRUS in a popular 5 minute brutal brawl.  It says here--these aren't MY 
notes, so I'm not responsible, remember!  It says HERE that it's because the Mouse 
was a House instead of a Lab that it was able to win.  I guess Lab Mouses don't 
subdue virus.  I don't see why not.  I mean, they see enough of them!  I think every 
lab mouse should subdue a virus TODAY.
     All the others I'm going to talk about are challenge matches.  It isn't that I 
have more to say about them, I mean, I see so many fights, and I wasn't ever much 
interested in fights anyway.  It's just that being a spy reporter is better than 
getting a job.  But it just seems like, if the managers care enough to make 
challenges, okay, I can give a little time to talk about them.
     REPRISAL (82-14465) (12-5-1,66) of THE BROTHERHOOD 10 challenged LULU (32-3523) 
(31-59-1,83) of FISHERMAN'S WHARF.  Up 17.  REPRISAL vanquished LULU in a popular 1 
minute one-sided Challenge duel.  Reprisal... that means to give a prize over again, 
doesn't it?  And the prize was a real lulu.  I had a lulu once.  It had flowers on 
it, and I couldn't sit DOWN in it, which was annoying.  But it swished when I walked 
or, you know, just swayed back and forth.  I guess that's really all you can ask of a 
lulu.
     GREGORY GOYLE (74-3497) (37-41-1,86) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE challenged SAMSARA (75-
3055) (12-5-0,88) of I AM SAM.  Up 2.  GREGORY GOYLE was vanquished by SAMSARA in a 
popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  I don't understand this one.  I thought a 
gregory goyle was one of those stone monsters that sits on a roof?  And I didn't see 
Sam on a roof hunting for him so, how can it be?  At least the vanquished part makes 
sense.  If, of course, we're going to care about making sense.  It's where you throw 
a blanket over something so you don't have to look at it anymore, and who wants to 
look at an ugly stone monster?  Of course you vanquish it.
     SAMARIUM (75-3071) (19-9-1,104) of I AM SAM challenged U.S. STEEL (49-3369) (35-
40-1,111) of THE BONDS.  Up 7.  SAMARIUM handily defeated U.S. STEEL in a 1 minute 
uneven Challenge fight.  Oh, stock market stuff.  But as long as it isn't insider 
trading, I think it's okay.  But anyway, I'm not going to ask.  Or tell anybody, 
either.  I mean, it's January!  Of course the trading is inside.  It's COLD out.
     PUNGENT STENCH (61-2458) (32-17-1,169) of FEAR FACTORY challenged DAMORETH STENN 
(65-6105) (50-63-1,172) of SAND DANCERS.  Up 3.  PUNGENT STENCH savagely defeated 
DAMORETH STENN in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.  Well, all I can say is, if it took 
FOUR minutes, it can't have been really, really pungent.  A really pungent stench 
doesn't even take four SECONDS.  Remember that.  Try harder.
     VICTIM OF SOCIETY (55-3179) (32-34-2,164) of PHILANTHROPISTS challenged TIGRESS 
(13-4471) (38-56-0,164) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Straight across.  VICTIM OF SOCIETY was 
bested by TIGRESS in an action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.  This is a special, 
Free Blades type of challenge.  There was a big deal going on one time, do you 
remember?  Andorians challenge up, and Delarquans challenge down, and all that LEFT 
for Free Blades is to challenge straight across.  But sometimes it's really HARD to 
find somebody the same rank so you can do that.  So we gave up on that whole thing 
and let the Andorians and the Delarquans worry about it.  Here, people just challenge 
any old way.  Still, I give Victim of Tigress points for trying.
     3 FISTED RAT BOY (70-6130) (31-34-3,188) of GWAR challenged TORYN TYL DAGEDA 
(74-2777) (74-84-4,188) of SAND DANCERS.  Straight across.  3 FISTED RAT BOY was 
defeated by TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.  What I heard is, Rirorni 
hate rats, I don't know why, but they do.  And Toryn is Rirorni.  So she was really 
wound up.  And even being really wound up wasn't enough to make her hair curl.  Some 
people have it, and some don't.
     RIDDLER (61-1856) (59-42-1,189) of FEAR FACTORY challenged JAMMIES (74-2829) 
(77-81-1,193) of DARKLINGS.  Up 4.  RIDDLER was savagely defeated by JAMMIES in a 
crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.  I don't understand the thing about riddles 
and fear.  A riddle is a riddle, right?  I mean, when is a riddle not a riddle?
     RETRIBUTION (74-2982) (27-15-1,186) of BROTHERHOOD challenged THOMAS (82-14150) 
(21-30-2,194) of TOADS OF KRONDUR II.  Up 8.  RETRIBUTION was demolished by THOMAS in 
a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  Oh, this one is easy!  I'm glad of that.  I 
need something easy, or else a cup of coffee.  Or maybe both.  But, anyway, Thomas is 
a toad.  And toads don't believe in retribution, or they'd really catch it in the 
neck for all those warts.  It would worry them, and toads don't do worry, either.  So 
of course he won.  Because he didn't have anything to worry about.  Or something like 
that, more or less.

     For Lord Marshall:  DRACO MALFOY (74-3500) (48-21-1,233) of SLYTHERIN HOUSE 
challenged PARANOIA (9-4557) (55-13-2,224) of DSM4.  Down 9, but it's for being Lord 
Marshall.  When you're ranked higher, what else can you do?  DRACO MALFOY viciously 
subdued PARANOIA in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  What can I say?  Draco was out 
to get him, and he DID get him, and congratulations and all that kind of stuff.

     And today I'm going to be like Galen and give you some advice.  Which is, don't 
drink coffee late in the evening.  Not if you want to go to bed before morning, 
anyway.
     I suppose next time we get together, everybody will be all busy rushing around 
getting ready for the tournament, right?  But try to write personals and make 
challenges and all that kind of stuff anyway.
     And have fun.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        49  21  1  262  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)     DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GOLEM 35-1485               58  41  1  323  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 ROYLAND 56-3380             96  63  0  242  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           83  68  1  238  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 NIGHTFALL 74-2421          119 104  4  227  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 BAT 74-2742                 95  92  1  220  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
-DARTMAN 33-7161             35  14  2  220  COLGATE DAYS (1062)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 DARLINA 74-2995             52  42  3  215  SAND DANCERS (1158)        DAYLA KIV
 BRAND 82-13289              30  27  1  215  TOADS OF AMBER III (1224)  DWES EG
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         138 200  2  213  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        117 142  1  212  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
-TREMOR CHRIST 17-4047       41  29  2  211  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JAMMIES 74-2829             78  81  1  209  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 THOMAS 82-14150             22  30  2  208  TOADS OF KRONDUR II (1225) DWES EG
 PARANOIA 9-4557             55  14  2  205  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
-FUT COUGH 17-4815           46  22  0  204  IMMORTAL ASYLUM (877)      ALJAFIR
-OSIRIS 19-4111              38  26  2  203  ANARCHY (1030)             ZUWAYZA
 WAIS 65-6447                33  47  0  202  DARK TOADS (1149)          DAL SHANG
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      66  99  0  201  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 KHORA THE SMALL 78-519     140 145  3  194  SAND DANCERS (1212)        LIN TIRIAN
 JULIUS 64-3641              89 111  2  194  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            84 109  1  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777    75  84  4  194  SAND DANCERS (1158)        DAYLA KIV
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745            86 100  0  191  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 KELOS 55-30                 77 114  4  190  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 JELIAH BIGABO 35-3676       32  11  2  190  PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (1011)   MURSKA
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     79 123  2  189  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 RETROVIRUS 70-6086          32  23  0  188  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 RIDDLER 61-1856             59  43  1  186  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            94  88  0  185  SAND DANCERS (1102)        TRICORUS
 3 FISTED RAT BOY 70-6130    31  35  3  183  GWAR (691)                 SENTERN
 VINCENT CRABBE 74-3498      42  38  2  181  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)     DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MORTIFICATION 61-2333       38  28  4  180  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 PUNGENT STENCH 61-2458      33  17  1  179  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 RETRIBUTION 74-2982         27  16  1  178  BROTHERHOOD (1073)         DAYLA KIV
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      46  41  0  177  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-DYNAMO 82-24403             22  10  1  177  PERPETUAL MOTION (1081)    DWES EG
-TEXAS GLITTER 35-3509       33  19  0  176  EXACTLY! (1033)            MURSKA
 DAMORETH STENN 65-6105      50  64  1  172  SAND DANCERS (1130)        DAL SHANG
-SON OF SAM 17-3911          21  10  1  171  MALICIOUS INTENT (1077)    ALJAFIR
 MILA 55-29                  85 111  0  170  ROCANIS RIDERS (285)       KHALANI
 KING LOVE 40-3748           41  38  2  170  SUNNYLAND (1097)           ZENSU
 TIGRESS 13-4471             39  56  0  170  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 REDFOX 13-4197              62  99  0  168  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 TOM RIDDLE 74-3501          40  39  3  167  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)     DAYLA KIV
 LOPING WOLF 56-1796         81 124  0  166  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 GOSSAMER 35-3656            33  21  1  166  PHILANTHROPISTS 2 (948)    MURSKA
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            55  99  0  161  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 VICTIM OF SOCIETY 55-3179   32  35  2  160  PHILANTHROPISTS (831)      KHALANI
 KIMO 70-6089                30  24  4  153  FEAR FACTORY IV (713)      SENTERN
 ARIA 75-3012                29  33  1  151  DARK TOADS (1182)          JADE MOUNTAIN
-SATAN CLAUS 6-5878          25   9  0  151  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHEYN 64-4157               26   7  1  145  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
-AKELDAMA 56-2417            14   0  0  144  ACT OF MALICE (1079)       ROCANIS
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       64 141  2  142  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 MOCKINGBIRD 75-3073         25  22  0  133  DARK TOADS (1182)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 CYLADIA 51-1122            113 126  1  130  SKAITHVARN (1101)          TRICORUS
-WE LIKE THE MOON 25-5013    30  15  4  125  SPONGMONKEYS (1076)        LYRATILAN
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         34  53  0  124  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 WHITEWING 13-4346           33  61  0  124  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            20   9  1  119  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 PROPANE TORCH 61-2524       25  21  1  117  FEAR FACTORY (632)         JURINE
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          35  41  1  101  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SAMSARA 75-3055             13   5  0  100  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 REPRISAL 82-14465           13   5  1   86  THE BROTHERHOOD 10 (1085)  DWES EG
 GREGORY GOYLE 74-3497       37  42  1   79  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)     DAYLA KIV
 LULU 32-3523                31  60  1   66  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 JOHN TYLER 5-4420           24   5  0   66  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS
-SHANKS PONY 56-3854         15  15  0   60  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
-MEOW MIX 12-6072            14   4  0   46  ARENA FELINES (857)        RIZTAB
-COPY CAT 9-5151             16   6  0   40  ARENA FELINES (1063)       ZUKAL
 JAVELINO 56-3728            27  24  0   39  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS

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

THE DEAD                    W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY              TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Brand -- Good fight.  I got a lucky hit. -- Royland

Kyrlania -- I don't know why you couldn't hit me because my defense isn't that good
and I wasn't wearing armor.  I think you should try again. -- Kelos

Toryn tyl Dageda -- Well, we both benefited from that, didn't we?  Mine was better
than yours, though. -- Cyladia

Damoreth Stenn -- Great, see you at the teahouse. -- Cyladia

Julius -- I fought well, but you fought better.  Nicely done. -- Loping Wolf

Thomas -- One hit?  You're very young and tender to be matched against a veteran like
me.  But you still shouldn't go down with one hit.  Now that you've maxed out on
skills, perhaps you should concentrate on improving your ability to take damage. --
Nigh

Tairikia -- (laughing) I'm not putting any halter on my untamed berserker energy.
You just had better keep up next time. -- Nightfall

Vincent Crabbe -- With all the newcomers here, we still ended up fighting guys from
our hometown.  (sighing)  Ah well, maybe someone new next time. -- Bat

Damoreth Stenn -- What Bat said. -- Nightcap

Superior Forces -- You've got to stay on your feet to win the fight.  That's a rule.
-- Jammies

Propane Torch -- I think it was criminal of the Commission to match up a 44-fight
warrior and a 194-fight warrior.  Sorry about the bathtub thing too. -- Mila

Disorder -- Ouch. -- Javelino

We Like The Moon -- Oh, we do not!  You shouldn't go making assumptions for people
that way. -- Tigress
P.S.  And if you claim that's the royal "we," actually writing a personal to do so,
well, POOH.  Aside from being a royal pain when people are trying to SLEEP, you're,
um, well, the typist won't type that.
P.P.S.  You're a DOG.  A MUTT.
P.P.P.S.  A BAD dog.

Samarium -- If we ever get new weapons, I'm going for the cast iron frying pan.  I
can SWING that. -- Lulu
P.S.  And if it happens to be full of frying fish at the time, well, so much the
better.

Draco Malfoy -- I see that you're getting right into the swing of things.  (sigh)
Now that you've "arrived," i.e. beaten me, go and beat up other people. -- Redfox
P.S.  They need it.  Keep 'em humble.
P.P.S.  Surest thing that nobody on MY team is going to do it.  Even if we let
Madbull fight again.

Cyladia -- I thought we were supposed to have NEW opponents now. -- Toryn tyl Dageda

House Mouse -- EEEK!  I can't stand mice.  EEK!  EEEEEEK! -- Tairikia

Texas Glitter -- As you can see, it takes more than glitter to stop me.  But you made
a valiant effort. -- Khora the Small and, as usual, Triumphant
P.S.  Yes, okay, I don't have a winning record, but trust me on this, most of those
losses are OLD.
P.P.S.  But maybe I can retire anyway.  I would REALLY like that.  I get so tired of
this "up with the sun and start practicing" bit.

Retrovirus -- Ah...are you responsible for the cold I had last week, then?  If so,
glad I creamed you. -- Darlina

Nightcap -- Same old foes.  Bit of a bummer, that. -- Damoreth Stenn
P.S.  And losing, of course, that never lifts the spirits much.

Kimo -- If you say so. -- Whitewing
P.S.  Why did the healers "revive" me?  I didn't DIE.
P.P.S.  I would have noticed if I'd died.

The Quickling -- Damned dwarf!  I know you hairy little guys are the SWORN ENEMY of
all Mice, and I won't put up with you!  Take that! -- Mouse Noyle
P.S.  Dwarf steak, the finest kind.

Aria -- Lady, it was not the gods who kept me alive--a worthless lot, the gods, and
never helpful when you NEED them.  It was, well, it was a combination of factors, I
suppose, my armor, the arenamaster, and you deciding that you didn't need the bad rep
you'd get from another kill.  Yes, those were significant factors here. -- U.S. Steel
P.S.  If you'd been paying attention, you would have learned more.  I have lots to
teach.

Nightfall -- Damn right! -- Tairikia

30 December 2005
Just a reminder to all you online type people.  It is much appreciated if you send
your personals in PLAIN TEXT, rather than HTML or formatted text.  HAL, in his
infinite wisdom, doesn't DO formatting, which means having to unsnarl your personal
ads from bunches of extraneous...stuff.  So, if your e-mailer has a plain text
option, let it be your friend. -- Ed.
P.S.  Sometimes it's the formatted text which makes ads go astray.  Not often, but
sometimes.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

DRACO MALFOY viciously subdued PARANOIA in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
RETRIBUTION was demolished by THOMAS in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
RIDDLER was savagely defeated by JAMMIES in a crowd pleasing 3 minute Challenge duel.
3 FISTED RAT BOY was defeated by TORYN TYL DAGEDA in a 1 minute Challenge fight.
VICTIM OF SOCIETY was bested by TIGRESS in a action packed 1 minute Challenge brawl.
PUNGENT STENCH savagely defeated DAMORETH STENN in a 4 minute Challenge struggle.
SAMARIUM handily defeated U.S. STEEL in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GREGORY GOYLE was vanquished by SAMSARA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
REPRISAL vanquished LULU in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge duel.
GOLEM beat WAIS in a popular 3 minute gory melee.
KHORA THE SMALL was demolished by NIGHTFALL in a 1 minute mismatched match.
TRYURLUCK demolished JULIUS in a popular 1 minute mismatched match.
ROYLAND overcame KYRLANIA in a popular 2 minute conflict.
REDFOX was vanquished by SUPERIOR FORCES in a 1 minute mismatched bout.
FUNNY BUNNY vanquished KELOS in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided fray.
HOUSE MOUSE viciously subdued RETROVIRUS in a popular 5 minute brutal brawl.
MORTIFICATION was demolished by DARLINA in a exciting 2 minute gory one-sided bout.
TAIRIKIA handily defeated ARIA in a 1 minute mismatched competition.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR was overpowered by CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a exciting 1 minute uneven fight.
BRAND overpowered NIGHTCAP in a action packed 1 minute uneven fray.
BAT devastated GOSSAMER in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided bout.
JELIAH BIGABO vanquished TOM RIDDLE in a 1 minute one-sided match.
SMUG BUG was unbelievably bested by MILA in a popular 1 minute brutal fight.
VINCENT CRABBE vanquished MOCKINGBIRD in a action packed 3 minute uneven bout.
KING LOVE overpowered PROPANE TORCH in a 1 minute one-sided fray.
LOPING WOLF handily defeated MOUSE NOYLE in a popular 1 minute gory one-sided duel.
CYLADIA was vanquished by SHEYN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided fray.
THE QUICKLING subdued MAREI in a popular 1 minute fight.
KIMO overpowered WHITEWING in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
SNOW BLIND demolished BITTER ALMOND in a popular 1 minute bloody uneven contest.
JAVELINO was demolished by JOHN TYLER in a exciting 1 minute mismatched match.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  11         SLASHING ATTACK   54 -  37 -  0      59  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                 10         LUNGING ATTACK    70 -  52 -  1      57  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                 10         TOTAL PARRY       28 -  23 -  0      55  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      8         PARRY-RIPOSTE      6 -   6 -  0      50  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    6         AIMED BLOW        15 -  15 -  0      50  |
|AIMED BLOW                       5         WALL OF STEEL     31 -  33 -  0      48  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       14 -  15 -  0      48  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  13 -  0      41  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    2         STRIKING ATTACK   26 -  45 -  1      37  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     1         PARRY-STRIKE       3 -   7 -  0      30  |

Turn 419 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
LUNGING ATTACK   DRACO MALFOY 74-3500       49  21  1  262 SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)
TOTAL PARRY      GOLEM 35-1485              58  41  1  323 THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)
SLASHING ATTACK  TRYURLUCK 61-1029          83  68  1  238 BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)
STRIKING ATTACK  NIGHTFALL 74-2421         119 104  4  227 DARKLINGS (1160)
BASHING ATTACK   HOUSE MOUSE 55-221        138 200  2  213 RHYME TYME (397)
PARRY-LUNGE      THOMAS 82-14150            22  30  2  208 TOADS OF KRONDUR II (1225)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     66  99  0  201 THE DRAGON FIST (1210)
AIMED BLOW       KYRLANIA 70-2327           84 109  1  194 SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    TORYN TYL DAGEDA 74-2777   75  84  4  194 SAND DANCERS (1158)
PARRY-STRIKE     MORTIFICATION 61-2333      38  28  4  180 FEAR FACTORY (632)

The overall popularity leader is CYLADIA 51-1122.  The most popular warrior this turn 
was HOUSE MOUSE 55-221.  The ten other most popular fighters were DRACO MALFOY 
74-3500, JAMMIES 74-2829, WAIS 65-6447, ROYLAND 56-3380, PARANOIA 9-4557, PUNGENT 
STENCH 61-2458, DAMORETH STENN 65-6105, RETROVIRUS 70-6086, DARLINA 74-2995, and SMUG 
BUG 55-2900.

The least popular fighter this week was PROPANE TORCH 61-2524.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were ARIA 75-3012, MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252, TOM RIDDLE 74-3501, GOSSAMER 
35-3656, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, MORTIFICATION 61-2333, KELOS 
55-30, REDFOX 13-4197, and LULU 32-3523.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
KALTOS(5)            1  0 0  MURSKA(35)           2  1 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
ZUKAL(9)             0  1 0  ZENSU(40)            1  0 0  DAL SHANG(65)        1  2 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  2 0  VITHICAR(49)         0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          2  3 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          0  1 0  TRICORUS(51)         1  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        7  4 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  KHALANI(55)          3  3 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  2 0  
ARVAT(32)            0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  1 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  1 0  
NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  0 0  JURINE(61)           2  3 0  DWES EG(82)          3  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JOHN TYLER 5-4420           24   5  0   66  I'M HISTORY (1088)         KALTOS
 PARANOIA 9-4557             55  14  2  205  DSM4 (461)                 ZUKAL
 TIGRESS 13-4471             39  56  0  170  CARDOW HUNTERS (761)       DULLENS
 MOUSE NOYLE 17-6252         34  53  0  124  MIDDLE WAY (1058)          ALJAFIR
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      46  41  0  177  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 LULU 32-3523                31  60  1   66  FISHERMAN'S WHARF (771)    ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543     79 123  2  189  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 GOLEM 35-1485               58  41  1  323  THE PHILANTHROPISTS (746)  MURSKA
 KING LOVE 40-3748           41  38  2  170  SUNNYLAND (1097)           ZENSU
 U.S. STEEL 49-3369          35  41  1  101  THE BONDS (774)            VITHICAR
 TAIRIKIA 51-4247            94  88  0  185  SAND DANCERS (1102)        TRICORUS
 HOUSE MOUSE 55-221         138 200  2  213  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 ROYLAND 56-3380             96  63  0  242  REDHORSE (823)             ROCANIS
 TRYURLUCK 61-1029           83  68  1  238  BLOOD KNIGHTS (284)        JURINE
 JULIUS 64-3641              89 111  2  194  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 WAIS 65-6447                33  47  0  202  DARK TOADS (1149)          DAL SHANG
 KYRLANIA 70-2327            84 109  1  194  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 DRACO MALFOY 74-3500        49  21  1  262  SLYTHERIN HOUSE (1164)     DAYLA KIV
 ARIA 75-3012                29  33  1  151  DARK TOADS (1182)          JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      66  99  0  201  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 BRAND 82-13289              30  27  1  215  TOADS OF AMBER III (1224)  DWES EG