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Date   : 01/17/2008    Duedate: 01/30/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-472

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246  1369  774 12 63.9    5 DEATH HORDE 33/952    256  229  9 52.8
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                        EASTERN HORDE 56/1282                 
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                 
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                         EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                      DEATH HORDE IV 82/995                 
    DEATH INCARNATE 17/1281                     EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
  2 HEAVE HO! 70/926      848  544  9 60.9      EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                   EASTERN HORDE 4 82/992                
    THE BROTHERHOOD 40 82/1269                6 LEGION OF DU 13/1056   32   30  0 51.6
    DAPHNE'S LADIES 8/1276                    7 DARKLINGS 74/1160     554  556  6 49.9
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                  8 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  371  390  9 48.8
    THE BROTHERHOOD 8 82/1288                   THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    BALLAD OF THE BLADE 11/1229               9 RHYME TYME 55/397     312  353  1 46.9
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    I AM SAM 75/1075                         10 CHEERS 70/1279        149  176  4 45.8
    VERBAL MISCUES 60/1287                      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289                  THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
  3 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    566  390  6 59.2   11 UNDER DURESS 64/743   784 1081 11 42.0
  4 CALM DOWN! 65/1143    362  259 10 58.3      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    SAILS OF CHARON 16/1044                  12 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     25   37  0 40.3
    HALL OF GIANT 12/885                     13 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  580 1210 10 32.4
    HEART OF DARKNESS 64/896              

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

                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): WINTER SHADOWS of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): WENDIGO of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): AMPERE of POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): JACK THE RIPPER of DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): GIMME SOME SUGAR of ARMY OF DARKNESS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): JANICE JOPLIN of DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): SOLIDER 2 of MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): LELLADORIN of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): DUNNO of HIT ME WITH... (PTFT, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): CITIZEN CAPET of BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): LAELKORISSA of FAVORITE GUYS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): KIRSSARINA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): CHELBAGHEERA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): JAMMIES of DARKLINGS (She-Puppy, mgr.)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 585): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 585): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 579): DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft West, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 581): POWER LEGION (Seraphim, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 579): DEATH INCARNATE (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 577): JAGUAR WARRIORS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 289): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ANGELS OF PAIN (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 565): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 556): DEAD MUSICIANS (The Sentinel, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 518): MEDAL OF HONOR 27 (The Anarchist, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 264): DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): THE BEAR'S PAW (Kat, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): DREAMS OF KADATH (Reaper, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 446): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 433): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 424): BLADES OF TERROR (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 194): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 381): SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): HUE AND CRY (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 364): UNKNOWN
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 471): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 584): MISSY MOSSY of HIGH JINKS (Jondeaux, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 578): SOMNAMBULANT of DARK CREATION (Herbert Philip Lovecraft
                            West, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 578): DROGRA of HEROESANDFOUNDONES (The Judge, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 570): KYOKO of WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
                          SPARKLE FARKLE of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 569): GOLDIE of STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
                          ELDACAR of MID EARTH (Dirmael, mgr.)
                          BUZZSAW of ESCAPADE (Scion, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 286): GERI of LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
                   (turn 285): ULTHAR UTHERYDES of THE STORMGUARDS (The Icelord)
                               KATANA of AVENGERS (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 567): ROLAND of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI (turn 564): SHANNON D'ANJELISA of STORM BRINGERS (The Rake, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 258): SWAMP BURP HAMMER of ALL SWAMP HAMMERZ (Hammer, mgr.)
                 (turn 257): SMOKESCREEN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
                  (turn 244): STREET SIGN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 409): KILLIAN TEN VIR of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 378): SLUGBAIT of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 363): DEELAR MARION of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Aaaaaaannnd... here I am.  Wow.  I've never received this kind of honor.  There's a
sword that goes with it, too.  El Cid.  Nice longsword.  For me, anyway.  They say it
changes to whatever you want to fight with.

Superior Forces, if you were willing to fight me, why didn't you challenge me?  It
would have been an up-challenge, which is a rare thing for a Duelmaster (by any
name).  Or if you didn't want to fight me, why not avoid me?  Though I am an
apathetic bastard myself, I don't like to see the arena leader treating his (or her)
position as though it did not matter.

Oh heck, this means I have to challenge now, doesn't it?  Let's see... I have no
option except to down-challenge.  I guess my nods are going out to Julius and
Samarium, the two highest ranked Grand Challenger Champions.  According to the list
in the back of the newsletter, Julius is evidently a Slasher like myself, and
Samarium is a Parry-Lunger.  I suppose I'll do as well against them as anyone.
Julius is more experienced, so of course my first challenge goes to him.

Olaf -- mime?  Why did you call me a mime?

Think I'll go out and play with El Cid now.  See if I can make it change into a
corkscrew or a bat or something.  Later!

                                                  Lord-Marshall Jammies, of Darklings

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     What I want to know is, what's Olaf doing here?  I would have been back in time
for the spy report last cycle, but he didn't WAIT.  You'd think a dead person would
be more patient, wouldn't you?
     And no, I was NOT skiing.  I was buying a house.  An old house with, like,
character.  What they call a "fixer-upper."  Which means, no WAY am I going to sleep
in a bedroom with pink and lavender walls and a purple floor.  Honestly!  How could
anyone?  But the Fixer-Upper Man says the FIRST thing I have to do, even before
covering the pink and lavender paint, is get new pipes.  All the old pipes froze and
made a real mess of things.  ALL the old pipes, honest, I saw them with my own eyes.
And he saw them with his eyes.  We stood side by side but used different eyes, right?
I could tell you some gross things about the pipes, and especially about the Sump
Pit, but this is a family newsletter, so I won't.
     Well, anyway, stuff about the fights here.  I'm surprised so many people showed
up, what with the tourney starting tomorrow and all.  But this is good.  Twenty-nine
fights, and only two standbys.  Ha!  Let Olaf and Ardane and Ketchum sneer at THAT.
And twelve challenges, with two of them tv and the rest radio.  This is good.  We
should have even MORE fights, but this is good for a start.
     Knights of Rocanis got the most avoids, and I, Claudius did it the most.  I
don't know why.  People don't tell me these tings.
     Black Wolf got the most challenges, more than the Lord Marshall, but it turned
out badly.

     THE QUAM BOMB (56-3286) (15-8-0,53) of EASTERN HORDE fought BITTER ALMOND (103-
41) (14-16-4,50) of Talking Mimes.  THE QUAM BOMB demolished BITTER ALMOND in an
exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.  Explosions are always exciting, but just
make sure you don't damage the arena itself, okay?
     WARHEAD (82-13913) (13-5-0,44) of THE BROTHERHOOD 8 fought FALLING ROCK (29-
4286) (20-26-0,58) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  WARHEAD handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1
minute one-sided fight.  What it is with Falling Rock, at least what *I* think is,
it's too easy to knock him over, because he's already falling.  Sort of a head start.
     RUDRA (82-5565) (16-14-1,100) of DEATH HORDE IV fought CEDAR (29-4319) (19-11-
1,64) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  RUDRA overpowered CEDAR in an action packed 1 minute one-
sided fight.  Did you know that if you're really careful with your packing, you can
get more action into one little minute than anyone would ever believe possible?
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (69-137-0,170) of RHYME TYME fought TALL TREE (29-4380) (24-
36-0,124) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  SMUG BUG was unbelievably bested by TALL TREE in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.  Well, the arena scribe was right about this one,
people didn't believe it.  Especially, the bookies didn't believe it, and when the
arenamaster said it was TRUE, we had some very annoyed bookies.
     MILLHOUSE (55-1324) (21-21-0,155) of THE SIMPSONS fought HELYSE (103-36) (45-35-
5,165) of Talking Mimes.  MILLHOUSE lost to HELYSE in a popular 1 minute fray.  Do
you suppose it's because of talking that the Mimes are winning fights lately?
     SISTER X (12-6340) (29-26-0,158) of CULTS-R-US fought BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-2006)
(29-18-2,176) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  SISTER X was overpowered by BARBARIAN KNIGHT in
an exciting 1 minute uneven match.  What I think is, they ought to go out for lunch
somewhere and get to KNOW each other, then they wouldn't fight.
     D (82-44) (26-20-0,168) of EASTERN HORDE 4 fought FACELESS KILLER (65-4853) (22-
14-2,179) of CALM DOWN!  D overpowered FACELESS KILLER in a popular 1 minute uneven
fight.  Did you know how Faceless Killer got that way?  Back in basic, somebody
really DID rip his face off, just like gladiators keep threatening each other.

     MAGGIE (55-637) (32-40-1,152) of THE SIMPSONS fought YAMA (82-11638) (20-13-
0,169) of DEATH HORDE VI.  MAGGIE was demolished by YAMA in an action packed 1 minute
one-sided fight.  What it looks like to me is like Maggie doesn't really have her
heart in this job.  Maybe she should be a waitress instead.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (31-17-1,186) of BLOOD ANGELS fought CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (50-
38-2,180) of I, CLAUDIUS.  SANGUINE handily defeated CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute one-sided
contest.  I guess it isn't just the Knights of Rocanis that are tricky.  Or, you
know, whatever.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (36-24-0,183) of DO IT AGAIN fought ROWARDENN (16-4105)
(30-18-0,204) of SAILS OF CHARON.  BIONIC BUFFALO demolished ROWARDENN in an action
packed 1 minute uneven bout.  Did you know that the Buffalo just keeps doing the same
thing over and over again?  That must be boring.  But if it's a golem, I suppose it
doesn't care.
     AHRINGOL (33-5726) (23-12-0,199) of DEATH HORDE fought SAMURAI (75-3119) (21-10-
1,187) of I AM SAM.  AHRINGOL devastated SAMURAI in an action packed 1 minute one-
sided bout.  This makes me feel, you know, funny.  Like it's some kind of bad luck to
have a gladiator named, um, for Him, you know?  Like there might be trouble.  I mean,
Olaf says He's been upset lately.
     MOJO-JOJO (12-3867) (52-43-1,192) of EASTERN HORDE fought FUNNY BUNNY (55-1862)
(152-159-2,190) of RHYME TYME.  MOJO-JOJO was narrowly defeated by FUNNY BUNNY in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.  Ha ha.

     ROCK A BYE (33-4653) (58-38-4,216) of EASTERN HORDE fought T-BONE (13-3139) (51-
35-0,229) of LEGION OF DUMB.  ROCK A BYE narrowly defeated T-BONE in an exciting 3
minute brutal bout.  Who said you could throw ROCKS here, Rock A Bye?  Stop that!
Somebody could get hurt.
     SAMARIUM (75-3071) (44-25-1,236) of I AM SAM fought TRASH QUAM (19-3751) (36-28-
2,202) of EASTERN HORDE 3.  SAMARIUM was devastated by TRASH QUAM in an exciting 2
minute one-sided brawl.  Well, of course.  Trash will upset anybody.  I mean, you
don't have to eat off the floor, but there are LIMITS to how much stuff lies around
gathering dust.
     MELLOW YELLOW (60-1455) (44-42-0,211) of VERBAL MISCUES fought SHEYN (64-4157)
(28-7-2,203) of HEART OF DARKNESS.  MELLOW YELLOW was viciously subdued by SHEYN in
an exciting 5 minute bloody fray.  And smashed, too.  M. Yellow was smashed, I mean.
This happens to bananas a lot.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (50-36-0,231) of HEAVE HO! fought THE QUICKLING (70-
1669) (80-177-2,184) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE vanquished THE QUICKLING
in a 2 minute mismatched bout.  Well, I don't much like lima beans, although they can
substitute for tiddly winks in a pinch, but I don't like Quickling more.  An old
friend of Royland's, which tells you right THERE that he's, you know, not nice.
     NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (70-52-0,212) of BLADES OF WONDER fought SCOOBY DOOM
(12-6021) (32-26-1,201) of HOUNDS OF HELL.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR overcame SCOOBY DOOM in a
popular 4 minute conflict.  The off-hand rolled-up newspaper.  Dogs just can't seem
to deal with it.  Has anyone ever tried other kinds of paper?  I mean, does it HAVE
to be newspaper?

     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (21-7-1,70) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS challenged COMRADE KOOK
(12-6339) (31-25-1,100) of CULTS-R-US.  Up 30.  MANDORALLEN was devastated by COMRADE
KOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.  Well, you know, the bookies predicted
this.  They like when things come out the way they predicted.  So you could probably
get them to buy you a beer, Mandorallen, if it's a small beer.
     BLOODY EASTER BUNNY (6-5877) (20-4-2,87) of HOLIDAY HORRORS challenged BLACK
WOLF (29-4194) (30-25-1,100) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 13.  BLOODY EASTER BUNNY murdered
BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge competition.  I wonder sometimes if the arena
scribe means anything different when he says "murdered" instead of, like, "killed" or
whatever.  Does he know something I don't?
     HELEN OF TROY (8-4603) (17-9-0,96) of DAPHNE'S LADIES challenged STONETOOTH (29-
4560) (26-28-0,113) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 17.  HELEN OF TROY overpowered STONETOOTH
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.  I looked at the Cardow Hunters's charter
yesterday, and you know what?  It says they've come here to "help train gladiators."
Not to win, to help train.  So maybe they are doing okay, but it isn't a job *I*
would want.
     SAM (70-466) (11-4-0,129) of CHEERS challenged KOOKABURRA (33-4151) (91-118-
4,166) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 40.  SAM defeated KOOKABURRA in an exciting 1
minute gruesome Challenge fight.  Can he eat cookies, or what?

     MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527) (30-16-1,179) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA challenged CITY MILITIA
(56-2200) (21-13-0,175) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 4.  MALT-O-MEAL defeated CITY
MILITIA in an action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.  If the Militia is traumatized,
what do we do if there's trouble?
     KING LOVE (40-3748) (68-48-2,207) of GARDEN OF HORRORS challenged NIGHTCAP (74-
2745) (124-114-0,209) of DARKLINGS.  Up 2.  KING LOVE was vanquished by NIGHTCAP in a
1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  Never accept a drink from your opponent right before
the fight, Love.
     CORRUPTION (82-22745) (21-8-0,187) of THE BROTHERHOOD 40 challenged DARK JUSTICE
(56-2004) (25-23-0,185) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 2.  CORRUPTION handily defeated
DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  There's a message in this, but I
don't know what it is.  I don't think I want to know, either.
     REQUIEM (11-4472) (41-31-0,203) of BALLAD OF THE BLADE challenged HARVESTER OF
PAIN (56-1412) (34-36-4,196) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 7.  REQUIEM was overpowered
by HARVESTER OF PAIN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.  So, Requiem, did Harvester
take your pain away after the fight?  Or during it or whenever?
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (35-19-1,217) of DIRT DEVILS challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-
196) (91-126-0,215) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Down 2.  NOREASTER was savagely defeated by
CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute competition.  Oh, too bad, Noreaster.

     These are the tv challenges, and congratulations to the tourney victors for
having them.  Or being them, or whatever.  You know.
     SAMSARA (75-3055) (20-16-0,195) of I AM SAM TV challenged SUPERIOR FORCES (33-
4543) (107-147-3,196) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  Up 1.  SAMSARA demolished SUPERIOR
FORCES in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.  With that name, S. Forces
just ASKS to lose, doesn't he?
     MORLENA (56-2163) (23-18-1,188) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS TV challenged JOPPA
CLUBFIST (12-3748) (33-29-0,205) of HALL OF GIANT.  Up 17.  MORLENA was devastated by
JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.  Good try, Morlena, maybe
next time.

     And for the title, an actual challenge by the Lord Marshall!  JAMMIES (74-2829)
(118-93-1,301) of DARKLINGS challenged JULIUS (64-3641) (125-127-2,258) of UNDER
DURESS.  Down 43, but Julius has more fights.  JAMMIES devastated JULIUS in a popular
1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.  This is pretty good, because Jammies
wrote a column and Julius never did.  I take back the comment about the off-hand
teddy bear, it really does work.

     You all have a good tourney and come back to tell us all about it and use tv
challenges, okay?  Bye, now.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 JAMMIES 74-2829            119  93  1  312  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    51  36  0  238  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 ROCK A BYE 33-4653          59  38  4  232  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      92 126  0  231  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           125 114  0  230  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      71  52  0  223  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TRASH QUAM 19-3751          37  28  2  223  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      34  29  0  215  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 HARVESTER OF PAIN 56-1412   35  36  4  214  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 AHRINGOL 33-5726            24  12  0  213  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIATOLI ISLAND
 SHEYN 64-4157               29   7  2  212  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      37  24  0  209  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 SAMSARA 75-3055             21  16  0  207  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        153 159  2  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 T-BONE 13-3139              51  36  0  203  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         32  27  1  203  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 SANGUINE 40-4135            32  17  1  200  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 JULIUS 64-3641             125 128  2  197  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 CORRUPTION 82-22745         22   8  0  197  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG
 NOREASTER 35-3896           35  20  1  196  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 KING LOVE 40-3748           68  49  2  193  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            44  26  1  193  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           52  44  1  189  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 D 82-44                     27  20  0  189  EASTERN HORDE 4 (992)      DWES EG
 REQUIEM 11-4472             41  32  0  188  BALLAD OF THE BLADE (1229) ARUAK CITY
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         31  16  1  188  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    107 148  3  186  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    30  18  2  184  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           30  19  0  184  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       80 178  2  183  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
 SAMURAI 75-3119             21  11  1  183  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 MORLENA 56-2163             23  19  1  182  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        25  24  0  180  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        21  14  0  178  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            50  39  2  176  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 YAMA 82-11638               21  13  0  176  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
 FACELESS KILLER 65-4853     22  15  2  165  CALM DOWN! (1143)          DAL SHANG
 SISTER X 12-6340            29  27  0  156  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           21  22  0  156  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 SAM 70-466                  12   4  0  154  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  36  0  153  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAGGIE 55-637               32  41  1  148  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            69 138  0  145  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          91 119  4  144  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 HELEN OF TROY 8-4603        18   9  0  115  DAPHNE'S LADIES (1276)     ARKERS
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        32  25  1  110  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 RUDRA 82-5565               17  14  1  106  DEATH HORDE IV (995)       DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  21   4  3  100  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          26  29  0   96  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          30  26  1   87  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-GOLDIE 29-4805              20   9  4   73  STREET WALKERS (14)        LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         21   8  1   70  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CEDAR 29-4319               19  12  1   64  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
-ATTILA THE HUN 17-6804      21   0  0   63  DEATH INCARNATE (1281)     ALJAFIR
 THE QUAM BOMB 56-3286       16   8  0   63  EASTERN HORDE (1282)       ROCANIS
 WARHEAD 82-13913            14   5  0   61  THE BROTHERHOOD 8 (1288)   DWES EG
-BELLE ZEYBUL 32-4553        17   9  0   60  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        20  27  0   43  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN
BLACK WOLF 29-4194        30  26  1 CARDOW HUNTERS 1277    BLOODY EASTER BUN 29-5877 472

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Bionic Buffalo -- As a 58-fight gladiator challenging a 237-fight gladiator, did you
honestly think you'd stay on your feet long enough to learn anything? -- Nightcap

     Gladiators think?  This is news to me. -- Olaf

Superior Forces -- Now you've gone and done it.  Like I wanted to be Lord Marshall!
Oh, and remind your manager to change your training regimen. -- Jammies

Bloody Easter Bunny -- (wistfully)  You'd be really good stuffed with bread crusts
and sage and onions, roasted over a slow fire, served with side dishes of mashed
potatoes and gravy, jellied cranberry sauce, spring lettuces... yum!  Any time. --
Cedar, suddenly hungry

It seems odd that Xhugha Kargarit is a Karnhorn and not a Karragit.  I suppose it's
the spelling that tricked the Commission, though how they could miss the scales I do
NOT know.  Anyway, this gross misrepresentation threw me off my stroke. -- Stonetooth
P.S.  Or my bite, depending on how you want to visualize it.

Helyse -- You want me to hit a lady?  Besides, you're taller than I am, and I was
intimidated.  And, okay, I admit it, I was really, really impressed.  That's, um,
extra lung capacity for increased stamina, yes?  Right, I thought so.  Unfair
advantage, besides being a MAJOR distraction. -- Tall Tree

Marei -- Okay, fine, a fair win and no surprise, given the difference in ranking and
experience, but cheese!  Is this "The Standbys Beat Up the Cardow Hunters Day"?
Don't any of you standbys know how to LOSE? -- Black Wolf

Mandorallen -- Well, it's the kind of week we've been having.  Why should I expect
anything different? -- Falling Rock, falling like one
P.S.  I WOULD have stayed in bed, if I could've.  Never thing I rushed out here in
pleased anticipation of getting beaten up.  As if!

Black Wolf -- I do enjoy a chance to "demolish" an up-and-coming young man.  Not,
perhaps, as much as Helyse does, but I do enjoy watching you get down on your knees
and begging. -- Marei

Tall Tree -- You're pathetic.  I enjoyed dancing on your chest after you fell.  Next
time, I'll wear spike-heeled boots. -- Helyse

Stonetooth -- You're pathetic, and there's nothing more to say about you. -- Xhugha
Kargarit

Olaf -- Note, we have graduated from the College of Mimes, and we now know when and
how to talk for any purpose.  And we will do so. -- Xhugha Kargarit

     Oh, well, I suppose it was too good to last.

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

MORLENA was devastated by JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge fight.
SAMSARA demolished SUPERIOR FORCES in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge melee.
JAMMIES devastated JULIUS in a popular 1 minute one-sided Challenge Title contest.
NOREASTER was savagely defeated by CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute competition.
REQUIEM was overpowered by HARVESTER OF PAIN in a 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CORRUPTION handily defeated DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
KING LOVE was vanquished by NIGHTCAP in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
MALT-O-MEAL defeated CITY MILITIA in a action packed 2 minute Challenge duel.
SAM defeated KOOKABURRA in a exciting 1 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
HELEN OF TROY overpowered STONETOOTH in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge fight.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY murdered BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute Challenge competition.
MANDORALLEN was devastated by COMRADE KOOK in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR overcame SCOOBY DOOM in a popular 4 minute conflict.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE vanquished THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute mismatched bout.
MELLOW YELLOW was viciously subdued by SHEYN in a exciting 5 minute bloody fray.
SAMARIUM was devastated by TRASH QUAM in a exciting 2 minute one-sided brawl.
ROCK A BYE narrowly defeated T-BONE in a exciting 3 minute brutal bout.
MOJO-JOJO was narrowly defeated by FUNNY BUNNY in a crowd pleasing 2 minute conflict.
AHRINGOL devastated SAMURAI in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
BIONIC BUFFALO demolished ROWARDENN in a action packed 1 minute uneven bout.
SANGUINE handily defeated CLAUDIUS in a 1 minute one-sided contest.
MAGGIE was demolished by YAMA in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
D overpowered FACELESS KILLER in a popular 1 minute uneven fight.
SISTER X was overpowered by BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a exciting 1 minute uneven match.
MILLHOUSE lost to HELYSE in a popular 1 minute fray.
SMUG BUG was unbelievably bested by TALL TREE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bout.
RUDRA overpowered CEDAR in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
WARHEAD handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided fight.
THE QUAM BOMB demolished BITTER ALMOND in a exciting 1 minute brutal one-sided fight.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         AIMED BLOW        48 -  34 -  0      59  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  8         SLASHING ATTACK   37 -  28 -  0      57  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      7         WALL OF STEEL     29 -  22 -  1      57  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         PARRY-LUNGE       25 -  20 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  6         LUNGING ATTACK    68 -  66 -  0      51  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      5         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  41 -  0      42  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY        9 -  13 -  1      41  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK    10 -  27 -  0      27  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      1 -   5 -  0      17  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 472 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        4 -  1     PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  4         2  AIMED BLOW     
AIMED BLOW         4 -  2     LUNGING ATTACK     6 -  8         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
STRIKING ATTACK    5 -  3     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  4         2  WALL OF STEEL  
WALL OF STEEL      3 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     1 -  3         2  LUNGING ATTACK 
                              PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         1  SLASHING ATTACK
                              PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  BASHING ATTACK 
                                                                1  STRIKING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
SLASHING ATTACK  JAMMIES 74-2829           119  93  1  312 DARKLINGS (1160)
AIMED BLOW       LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118   51  36  0  238 HEAVE HO! (926)
PARRY-LUNGE      ROCK A BYE 33-4653         59  38  4  232 EASTERN HORDE (813)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     92 126  0  231 THE DRAGON FIST (1210)
LUNGING ATTACK   JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748     34  29  0  215 HALL OF GIANT (885)
BASHING ATTACK   HARVESTER OF PAIN 56-1412  35  36  4  214 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
STRIKING ATTACK  AHRINGOL 33-5726           24  12  0  213 DEATH HORDE (952)
TOTAL PARRY      MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527        31  16  1  188 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              19  12  1   64 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was SHEYN 64-4157.  The ten other most popular fighters were SCOOBY DOOM 
12-6021, MELLOW YELLOW 60-1455, T-BONE 13-3139, MOJO-JOJO 12-3867, SMUG BUG 55-2900, 
CITY MILITIA 56-2200, FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862, CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 
22-5821, and ROCK A BYE 33-4653.

The least popular fighter this week was FALLING ROCK 29-4286.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were CEDAR 29-4319, SISTER X 12-6340, CLAUDIUS 13-2860, BLACK WOLF 
29-4194, STONETOOTH 29-4560, REQUIEM 11-4472, FACELESS KILLER 65-4853, ROWARDENN 
16-4105, SAMURAI 75-3119, and MANDORALLEN 56-2288.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 1  LAPUR(29)            1  4 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
ARKERS(8)            1  0 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   2  2 0  DAL SHANG(65)        0  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  MURSKA(35)           0  1 0  SENTERN(70)          2  1 0  
RIZTAB(12)           2  3 0  ZENSU(40)            1  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  0 0  
DULLENS(13)          0  2 0  KHALANI(55)          1  3 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  2 0  
WILLAF(16)           0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          3  4 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  ARADI(60)            1  1 0  DWES EG(82)          5  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  21   4  3  100  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 HELEN OF TROY 8-4603        18   9  0  115  DAPHNE'S LADIES (1276)     ARKERS
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      37  24  0  209  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      34  29  0  215  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 T-BONE 13-3139              51  36  0  203  LEGION OF DUMB (1056)      DULLENS
 ROWARDENN 16-4105           30  19  0  184  SAILS OF CHARON (1044)     WILLAF
 TRASH QUAM 19-3751          37  28  2  223  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      71  52  0  223  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  36  0  153  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 ROCK A BYE 33-4653          59  38  4  232  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           35  20  1  196  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 SANGUINE 40-4135            32  17  1  200  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        153 159  2  204  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 HARVESTER OF PAIN 56-1412   35  36  4  214  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         31  16  1  188  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SHEYN 64-4157               29   7  2  212  HEART OF DARKNESS (896)    KURUKAR
 FACELESS KILLER 65-4853     22  15  2  165  CALM DOWN! (1143)          DAL SHANG
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    51  36  0  238  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 JAMMIES 74-2829            119  93  1  312  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SAMSARA 75-3055             21  16  0  207  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      92 126  0  231  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 CORRUPTION 82-22745         22   8  0  197  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG

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

     For those of you who keep track of such things, 47 additional warriors graduated 
from regular DM arenas (including closed arenas) since the last tournament.  

                   LAND OF FLUSH (11-4373) of CONSORTIUM CRAP (408)
                    LORD KRONOS (11-6111) of MANIACAL TUFTS (431)
                         NATAS (11-6531) of DO IT AGAIN (565)
                      TOTTI (17-5991) of ITALIAN FOOTBALL (407)
                 SIXTH SICK SHIEK (18-2940) of TONGUE TWISTERS (265)
                    SOLSBURY HILL (18-8558) of STREET PIZZA (106)
                        CAFFREY'S (21-4748) of REAL BEER (424)
                         LEE (30-4255) of LHI'S ANGELS (406)
                    PRIVATE ROOM (31-3620) of MILITARY MAYHEM (89)
                      OBERON (31-6133) of AUTUMN LIGHTNING (615)
                  PADISHAR CREEL (36-2208) of BIG LAKE BASHERS (23)
                      BLUE-GREY (55-3370) of ALL AMERICAN (362)
                    RUBBER KNIFE (57-2546) of USELESS TOOLS (345)
                       SVETLANA (57-4040) of MORDYKR KEEP (466)
                DEVIL'S ADVOCATE (68-4666) of BLOOD 4 THE MASSES (447)
                  CATASTROPHE (71-6273) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (708)
                        BIGFACE (82-237) of RUPTURE FARMS (43)
                        SHORT-TEMER (82-980) of LIFESPAN (165)
                        FOGGED IN (82-1298) of TEMPE '99 (225)
                           SINISTER (82-3298) of EVIL (450)
                        I-10 (82-5256) of TRIP TO TEMPE (711)
                   CAL RIPPER JR (82-6799) of ORIOLE MADNESS (967)
                 TINY ARCHIBALD (82-8174) of THE POINT GUARDS (1183)
                     LARG JOHN (82-8616) of THE MUSIC MAN (1256)
                          0002 (82-13973) of JAN 2002 (2073)
                    DEIRDRE (82-15176) of TOADS OF AMBER 2 (2276)
                 OOPSIDIDITAGAIN (82-15292) of LUROCIANS XVII (2294)
                    TV EATS MY LIFE (82-17438) of RESCUE ME (2667)
                   FLUFFY BUNNY (82-18105) of OFFENDED SANDY (2774)
                  COLLEEN (82-18383) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1305 (2828)
                 ICHIRO TRICKLE (82-19442) of NASCAR NINJAS II (3009)
                    STURM PYRE (82-19644) of DARK TOADS 03A (3046)
                     BOTTACELLI (82-22958) of HER ALTEREGO (3659)
                   UNHOLY GERBIL (82-24046) of CROSS BREED! (3837)
                       HANA (82-24461) of 4-LETTER GIRLS (3901)
                    TEEVELLA (82-24954) of KELLUMBO'S KIDS (3983)
                         1001 (82-25095) of DUMB PUDS (4011)
                OPEN UP, POLICE (82-25801) of DONT ANSWER THAT (4148)
              CRACKED AND LEAKING (82-28597) of STREET PIZZAD XXI (4657)
                     VAMPIRE (82-29366) of DARK TOADS 04V (4791)
                      WYVERN (82-29373) of DARK TOADS 04W (4792)
                  MEGALODON (82-32285) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP (5329)
                     CONCRETE (82-33162) of LUROCIANS III (5473)
                  DESSERT (82-34664) of SUPERIOR FORCES 1505 (5709)
                TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) of GARDEN OF EVIL II (5807)
                            XRIS (82-36974) of WOW (6113)
                        FREAKSHOW (82-38749) of 072905O (6445)

Congrats to the grads. -- Green Eyes