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Date   : 02/28/2008    Duedate: 03/12/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-475

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 PUPPY POWER 40/1283     2    1  0 66.7      I, CLAUDIUS 13/705                    
  2 DIRT DEVILS 35/1246  1385  781 12 63.9    5-DEATH HORDE 33/952    265  234  9 53.1
    DEVILS OF THE DEEP 82/1291                  EASTERN HORDE 75/990                  
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      EASTERN HORDE 33/813                  
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                        EASTERN HORDE 55/834                  
    GARDEN OF EVIL II 82/1292                   DEATH HORDE VI 82/997                 
    DO IT AGAIN 11/1239                         EASTERN HORDE 3 19/899                
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                      EASTERN HORDE 12/777                  
  3 HEAVE HO! 70/926      871  558  9 61.0    6 DARKLINGS 74/1160     557  559  6 49.9
    THE BROTHERHOOD 40 82/1269                7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  372  395  9 48.5
    THE BROTHERHOOD 98 71/1289                  THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                 8 RHYME TYME 55/397     318  356  1 47.2
    THE BROTHERHOOD 8 82/1288                   GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    BALLAD OF THE BLADE 11/1229               9 CHEERS 70/1279        157  195  4 44.6
    BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002                    KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                    THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    PROJECT HAYSEED 82/973                   10 UNDER DURESS 64/743   787 1084 11 42.1
    I AM SAM 75/1075                            DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    DAPHNE'S LADIES 8/1276                   11 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     28   40  0 41.2
    VERBAL MISCUES 60/1287                   12 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  583 1222 10 32.3
  4 ROMAN HEROES 32/17    570  390  6 59.4

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                                  WARRIOR SPOTLIGHT

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

                                     Duelmasters
                                     -----------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): DARKWIND of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): BET TWICE of TRIPLE CROWN (Sultan, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): TANOSHII of YAMABUSHI (Doc Miracle, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): JACK HAMMA of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): MURRY of CROC FILES (THawk, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): SHEA TANN of DEVIL ADVOCATES (Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): THE CLAW of RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): TOURNEY SCUMM of BUSY, BUSYTONW (Huckle Cat, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): MUSHAD of EASTERN HORDE (Mr. Mojo, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): TRASH CAN of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): HAWTHORN of BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): WEEZY DANG of THE BUNKHOUSE (Pauly, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): BLACK EYE of BLACK & BLUE (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): GREEN DISEASE of INSIGNIFICANCE (Jekyll, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): NECROMANCER of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 588): DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): THE TERMAGANTS (Noachian, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 582): GREEWARDENS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 584): PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (CaesaR, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 580): TEAM CHAOS (?, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 290): THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 573): WILL DUEL 4 MEAD (Sporkis, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): LORDS OF VALHALLA (High Lord Bosk, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 570): DEVIL ADVOCATETS (The Dark One, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 568): RAVAGING LORDS (?, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 521): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): OF WOLF & MAN (Tripwire, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 260): ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 246): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 449): BAD APPLES (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 436): FRUIT OF THE LOOM (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 427): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 195): MIDDLE WAY 18 (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 384): CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 381): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 367): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 474): DIRT DEVILS et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 587): NOSFERATU of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 588): SISTER Q of CULTS-R-US (?, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 496): SILENT HAWK of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 582): ARTEMIDORUS of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 572): ZERO VISIBILITY of FORCE OF NATURE (Storm Front, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 288): COMMANDER SPUD of MILITARY MAYHEM (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 559): BILDIS of CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
               (turn 558): GARTH THE SEAMITE of PHILANTHROPISTS 3 (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 265): RAGGEDY ANN of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
                               THE BRIDE of DARQUE FORCES (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 259): TEMPUS of WARHAMMERS (Coyote, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 245): ADRIANN of DARQUE FORCES II (Master Darque, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 448): AARON of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
                            MATT of AVERAGE GUYS (?, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 434): THE AVENGING SCROD of 4000 BLOWS (Nuln, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 412): LORIN TEN KORO of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 380): DARQUE of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     Yes, well, the sun is shining, and that makes up for a lot.  Like the floor that
it took THREE WEEKS to get replaced, and everything else had to wait for it.  And
there still isn't any running water in that house.  "Maybe next week."  Gosh, if I 
had some really good swear words, I'd just USE them right now.  Oh, well.  Tomorrow
we start painting, whatever.  That's a good thing, anyway.

     So, fights here in Free Blades.  Let's see what we've got.
     Nights of Rocanis were avoided by Do It Again.  I guess that means DON'T do it
again?  Too bad, it was kind of cute.
     Cort Nightjewel got the most challenges.  I don't know why.  It isn't like he
invites people out to go drinking with him or anything.
     We had twenty-five fights, with just one standby.  Except for Talahya and
Primus, and maybe Crysalis, that's the best of any arena on the Isle.  Or the most,
anyway.  *I* think we're the best.  Thirteen challenges, too!  But none of them were
tv.  I'm sure we've got some tourney victors here, so wake up and use your tv
challenges, you guys!  The longest fight was only three minutes, hardly time to turn
and look down at the sands!  Even if there were three three-minute fights, still.  We
can do better than that.  Next time you get ready to fight, pack a lunch and bring a
book and make an afternoon of it!  The Commission might get annoyed, but so what?
They get annoyed all the time, and nothing happens.  Well, usually.  Hmm.  Maybe I
should stop talking about this and go on to the actual fights.

     MANDORALLEN (56-2288) (21-10-1,51) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought NATAS (11-6531)
(15-10-0,54) of DO IT AGAIN.  MANDORALLEN was overpowered by NATAS in a popular 1
minute one-sided duel.  It looks to me like the avoiding should have been the other
way around, with Knights of Rocanis avoiding Do It Again.  But that's the way things
go sometimes.
     WARHEAD (82-13913) (15-6-0,80) of THE BROTHERHOOD 8 fought FALLING ROCK (29-
4286) (20-29-0,27) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  WARHEAD overpowered FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute
one-sided duel.  I watched this closely, because I wanted to know how you fight a
falling rock.  Well, it didn't look to me like Warhead did any fighting, practically.
He just knocked the Rock down and danced on the pieces.
     MILLHOUSE (55-1324) (21-24-0,116) of THE SIMPSONS fought AUGUSTUS I (32-2486)
(45-35-3,146) of ROMAN HEROES.  MILLHOUSE was subdued by AUGUSTUS I in a 2 minute
fight.  Well, of course.  Show me something surprising.  I haven't seen anything
REALLY surprising yet today.
     COMRADE KOOK (12-6339) (33-26-1,146) of CULTS-R-US fought THE MAD CARROT (40-
3862) (13-3-0,144) of PUPPY POWER.  COMRADE KOOK was handily defeated by THE MAD
CARROT in a 1 minute uneven duel.  What I want to know is, is the Mad Carrot anything
like the Flaming Carrot?  I mean, sure, no flames, but they might have gone out.  It
was a long time ago that we had a Flaming Carrot on the Isle, after all.  But if his
flames went out, it might make him mad.  That and the trenchcoats.
     DARK JUSTICE (56-2004) (25-26-0,169) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought KOOKABURRA
(33-4151) (92-120-4,150) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  DARK JUSTICE was vanquished by
KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided match.  I think it's maybe about Girl Scout Cookie
season?  If any of you know a Girl Scout, go buy some cookies from her.  Thin Mints,
not Kookaburras, though.
     BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-2006) (30-20-2,178) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS fought TALL TREE
(29-4380) (25-38-0,141) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  BARBARIAN KNIGHT viciously subdued TALL
TREE in a popular 3 minute gory contest.  You'd think the handicapper could get
evener matches, wouldn't you?  But the story *I* hear is that he bets on the fights,
or maybe he takes bribes from people to bet on the fights, or something like that.
The only way to avoid his machinations is to challenge.  Do it.

     SAMURAI (75-3119) (22-12-1,198) of I AM SAM fought SMUG BUG (55-2900) (70-139-
0,157) of RHYME TYME.  SAMURAI overpowered SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
Oh, good.  Smack that Bug flat.  Make it into a Bug Rug.  Euwh.  I wouldn't like to
walk on a Bug Rug.  Not in my bare feet, anyway.
     MELLOW YELLOW (60-1455) (45-44-0,200) of VERBAL MISCUES fought MAGGIE (55-637)
(34-41-1,164) of THE SIMPSONS.   MELLOW YELLOW demolished MAGGIE in a 2 minute one-
sided bout.  This is like banana peels, right?  They don't stay mellow for long.  I
mean, old banana peels?  Don't want 'em around.
     CORRUPTION (82-22745) (23-9-0,200) of THE BROTHERHOOD 40 fought DREHVIN (103-34)
(75-45-7,200) of the College of Mimes.  CORRUPTION devastated DREHVIN in an exciting
1 minute one-sided brawl.  Drehvin sulked, but he didn't say anything, so I guess
that's okay.  I heard there were some mimes started talking.  Maybe in Crysalis or
somewhere.  That's just wrong.
     REQUIEM (11-4472) (42-33-0,183) of BALLAD OF THE BLADE fought SUPERIOR FORCES
(33-4543) (107-150-3,180) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY.  REQUIEM devastated SUPERIOR
FORCES in an exciting 2 minute bloody uneven duel.  Well, good.  I like to see a
fossil look silly, you know?  It's just a thing I have.
     JULIUS (64-3641) (127-128-2,234) of UNDER DURESS fought KING LOVE (40-3748) (69-
50-2,190) of GARDEN OF HORRORS.  JULIUS defeated KING LOVE in a popular 2 minute
duel.  What people don't say about Julius is that he duresses other people all the
time, and the management just looks the other way.
     JAMMIES (74-2829) (120-94-1,222) of DARKLINGS fought HAYSEED X-IV (82-6120) (27-
19-2,194) of PROJECT HAYSEED.  JAMMIES was devastated by HAYSEED X-IV in a crowd
pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.  What *I* think is because he didn't have his
teddybear this time.  I mean, some people just shouldn't try to be tough, they should
win by being cute and cuddly.

     And that's all the random matches, on to the challenges.

     CATASTROPHE (71-6273) (6-1-0,47) of THE BROTHERHOOD 98 challenged CEDAR (29-
4319) (20-13-1,58) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 11.  CATASTROPHE devastated CEDAR in a 1
minute one-sided Challenge battle.  Well, of course.  Catastrophes are always
devastating, that's why they're called catastrophes, right?
     MEGALODON (82-32285) (12-3-0,76) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP challenged STONETOOTH
(29-4560) (26-31-0,78) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  MEGALODON demolished STONETOOTH in a 1
minute mismatched Challenge match.  The janitors complained about all the stone chips
in the sands, but they're always complaining about something.  The arena dentist was
happy.  He says he likes challenging jobs.
     TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) (12-1-1,97) of GARDEN OF EVIL II challenged BLACK WOLF
(29-4194) (32-26-1,108) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 11.  TURNIP TORNEDO handily defeated
BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.  I'm not getting this, exactly.  I
mean, I thought tornedos were made with, you know, meat.  Not turnips.  Next thing
you know, we'll be having radish ragout or something.  Rutabaga roast.  Kholrabi ka-
bobs?  Whatever, I'm not eating them.  Not even a good sauce would make them good.
     BLOODY EASTER BUNNY (6-5877) (23-4-3,131) of HOLIDAY HORRORS challenged SAM (70-
466) (13-5-0,135) of CHEERS.  Up 4.  BLOODY EASTER BUNNY defeated SAM in an exciting
2 minute Challenge fight.  This Bunny is really MEAN.  He's been beating up
everybody.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (32-19-1,179) of BLOOD ANGELS challenged HELEN OF TROY (8-
4603) (19-10-0,160) of DAPHNE'S LADIES.  Down 19.  SANGUINE overpowered HELEN OF TROY
in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  And then he carried her off back to Mycenea or
somewhere like that.  Actually, I think they went somewhere for an island holiday,
but it's kind of like the principle of the thing.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (52-39-2,189) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged THE QUICKLING (70-
1669) (80-180-2,182) of SCARLET KNIGHTS.  Down 7.  CLAUDIUS won victory over THE
QUICKLING in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.  Is this like the joke?  I mean, "I
Claudius, you Jane," or, as the case might be, Quickling.  Only slower.
     MALT-O-MEAL (60-7527) (32-17-1,184) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA challenged MORLENA (56-
2163) (24-20-1,186) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 2.  MALT-O-MEAL unbelievably bested
MORLENA in an action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.  I believe this.  Lots of
people LIKE Mat-o-Meal, and I guess Morlena is just one of them.  Okay?  I mean, it's
GOOD for you.

     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (33-28-1,202) of HOUNDS OF HELL challenged CORT NIGHTJEWEL
(78-196) (93-127-0,195) of THE DRAGON FIST.  Down 7.  SCOOBY DOOM devastated CORT
NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.  That's a pretty amazing hound.
But you know how it is, dogs like to chew on bones, and hounds from hell don't care
if someone else is still using the bones.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (37-26-0,192) of DO IT AGAIN challenged CITY MILITIA
(56-2200) (22-15-0,187) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 5.  BIONIC BUFFALO was
devastated by CITY MILITIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.  Well, we WARNED
Bionic not to do it in the streets.  We've got standards here.  But he didn't listen.
     SAMARIUM (75-3071) (45-27-1,201) of I AM SAM challenged HARVESTER OF PAIN (56-
1412) (36-37-4,202) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 1.  SAMARIUM devastated HARVESTER OF
PAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.  Well, good.  This is, like, a
generous act.  Helping Harvester find more pain.  It doesn't grown on TREES, you
know.
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (36-21-1,197) of DIRT DEVILS challenged SISTER X (12-6340)
(31-27-0,207) of CULTS-R-US.  Up 10.  NOREASTER savagely defeated SISTER X in a 2
minute gruesome Challenge fight.  Noreaster, norwester, at this time of year a wind
from the north is bad news any way you blow it.  Snow.  And cold.
     LIMA BEAN FLAMBE (70-3118) (53-36-0,250) of HEAVE HO! challenged FUNNY BUNNY
(55-1862) (155-159-2,237) of RHYME TYME.  Down 13.  LIMA BEAN FLAMBE lost to FUNNY
BUNNY in an action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.  Euwh!  The Bunny actually ATE
those beans!  That's just totally disgusting.

     For the title and the Lord Marshall's sword:  Lord Marshall NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-
5821) (73-52-0,255) of BLADES OF WONDER challenged NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (126-115-0,211)
of DARKLINGS.  Down 44, but up a bunch of fights.  Because it was the title match, I
paid attention, right?  Besides, I never saw anyone wear a steel nightcap before.
Doesn't that make it hard to sleep?  Well, anyway, NEBUCHADNEZZAR was bested by
NIGHTCAP in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.  Which means Nightcap is now the Lord
Marshall.  Congratulations.

                                       Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           127 115  0  230  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
-ROCK A BYE 33-4653          61  38  4  260  EASTERN HORDE (813)        NIATOLI ISLAND
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        156 159  2  252  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 JULIUS 64-3641             128 128  2  249  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 CORRUPTION 82-22745         24   9  0  226  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG
 HAYSEED X-IV 82-6120        28  19  2  221  PROJECT HAYSEED (973)      DWES EG
-PARTY'S OVER 75-2179        46  34  0  218  EASTERN HORDE (990)        JADE MOUNTAIN
-MOJO-JOJO 12-3867           54  44  1  215  EASTERN HORDE (777)        RIZTAB
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            46  27  1  214  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         34  28  1  212  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NOREASTER 35-3896           37  21  1  207  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        23  15  0  207  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SAMURAI 75-3119             23  12  1  200  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      73  53  0  199  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
-TRASH QUAM 19-3751          38  29  2  199  EASTERN HORDE 3 (899)      ZUWAYZA
 SISTER X 12-6340            31  28  0  198  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 HARVESTER OF PAIN 56-1412   36  38  4  196  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    53  37  0  195  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 REQUIEM 11-4472             43  33  0  195  BALLAD OF THE BLADE (1229) ARUAK CITY
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            53  39  2  193  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         33  17  1  193  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
-ANTHRAXUS 33-5723           33  24  1  190  DEATH HORDE (952)          NIATOLI ISLAND
 SANGUINE 40-4135            33  19  1  190  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 JAMMIES 74-2829            120  95  1  189  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      93 128  0  188  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 KING LOVE 40-3748           69  51  2  188  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 MORLENA 56-2163             24  21  1  187  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       80 181  2  184  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN
-AZREAL ELS 55-3117          26  16  4  183  EASTERN HORDE (834)        KHALANI
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      37  27  0  181  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    31  20  2  180  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    107 151  3  174  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          93 120  4  170  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MAGGIE 55-637               34  42  1  164  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            70 140  0  160  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 THE MAD CARROT 40-3862      14   3  0  160  PUPPY POWER (1283)         ZENSU
 HELEN OF TROY 8-4603        19  11  0  159  DAPHNE'S LADIES (1276)     ARKERS

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        25  27  0  149  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 AUGUSTUS I 32-2486          46  35  3  148  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  39  0  148  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  24   4  3  145  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        33  27  1  138  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 SAM 70-466                  13   6  0  133  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           21  25  0  123  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
-YAMA 82-11638               21  15  0  121  DEATH HORDE VI (997)       DWES EG
 TURNIP TORNEDO 82--30279    13   1  1  116  GARDEN OF EVIL II (1292)   DWES EG

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          32  27  1   95  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 MEGALODON 82-32285          13   3  0   88  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG
 WARHEAD 82-13913            16   6  0   82  THE BROTHERHOOD 8 (1288)   DWES EG
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          26  32  0   70  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 NATAS 11-6531               16  10  0   70  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273          7   1  0   68  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         21  11  1   44  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 CEDAR 29-4319               20  14  1   44  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        20  30  0   33  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Debby Tonte -- I'm not supposed to be the sweet kind of jammies or the cute kind that
you sleep in either.  I'm the kind that means fingers caught in doors.  You know:
mean, aggressive, painful jammies.  The kind that make people say rude words.  Manly
warrior jammies. -- Jammies
P.S.  All right, and pajamas.  But they'd be the leather kind, with spikes on.  The
kind you don't actually sleep in, but you lurk in the bedroom and suddenly throw open
the closet door and suprise the closet monster.

     No, that isn't you.  You're sweet.  I think it's the teddybear.

Trash Quam -- I don't understand your name, andI can't tell if you're a boy or a
girl, but that was a damned good fight. -- Nightcap

Noreaster -- I think we both got better at something in that fight, even though all
you did was get hit a lot.  But where I come from it's the norwesters that are real
trouble. -- Jammies

Turnip Tornedo -- I never did like turnips, and I don't care how you cook 'em. --
Stonetooth
P.S.  Figures a dwarf would take to the root vegetables.

Catastrophe -- Lot of that going around. -- Falling Rock

Maggie -- Ah, it's you. -- Tall Tree

Lucifreyja -- Thank you.  I appreciate a chance to grab a win, and I would gladly buy
you dinner to express that appreciation further. -- Black Wolf

Warhead -- Drat. -- Cedar

28 January 2008
CALLING ALL THUGS, BRUTES, OGRES, QUARTER HALF WITS, SHALLOW HALBERD ENTHUSIASTS AND
MAUL RATS:  Since the Bashing style has often been maligned in the forums, it is time
to give the style a little tough love with the following concept:  An ALL-BASHER
arena.  The rules are simple--enter the arena as a rookie basher.  That's it.  RSI
said I need to get 20 managers on board and I'm about half way there.  If you are
interested in taking part, PM me in the forums or email me:  chase at accesspr.com
and put D2 in the subject header.

Chase a.k.a. SwineTiger

2 February 2008
ATTENTION EVERYONE -- In March I am going to do manager lists for all arenas.  This
is part of my ongoing and undoubtedly largely futile attempt to get my lists
organized.  If you think I might not know who you are or if you think I might and
you'd rather I not share that information, let me know this month!  You can e-mail
me at Sue at solberg dash mathews dot com (replacing the at, dash and dot with
appropriate characters.  You can send a diplo to The Saint.  You can put an ad in
the newsletter.  Semaphore doesn't work so well, nor does telepathy. -- The Saint,
keeper of lists

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

NEBUCHADNEZZAR was bested by NIGHTCAP in a 3 minute Challenge Title fight.
LIMA BEAN FLAMBE lost to FUNNY BUNNY in a action packed 1 minute Challenge battle.
NOREASTER savagely defeated SISTER X in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge fight.
SAMARIUM devastated HARVESTER OF PAIN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge contest.
BIONIC BUFFALO was devastated by CITY MILITIA in a 1 minute uneven Challenge brawl.
SCOOBY DOOM devastated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a 2 minute mismatched Challenge match.
MALT-O-MEAL unbelievably bested MORLENA in a action packed 3 minute Challenge fight.
CLAUDIUS won victory over THE QUICKLING in a 2 minute gruesome Challenge duel.
SANGUINE overpowered HELEN OF TROY in a 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
BLOODY EASTER BUNNY defeated SAM in a exciting 2 minute Challenge fight.
TURNIP TORNEDO handily defeated BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge bout.
MEGALODON demolished STONETOOTH in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge match.
CATASTROPHE devastated CEDAR in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge battle.
JAMMIES was devastated by HAYSEED X-IV in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched bout.
JULIUS defeated KING LOVE in a popular 2 minute duel.
REQUIEM devastated SUPERIOR FORCES in a exciting 2 minute bloody uneven duel.
CORRUPTION devastated DREHVIN in a exciting 1 minute one-sided brawl.
MELLOW YELLOW demolished MAGGIE in a 2 minute one-sided bout.
SAMURAI overpowered SMUG BUG in a 1 minute mismatched fight.
BARBARIAN KNIGHT viciously subdued TALL TREE in a popular 3 minute gory contest.
DARK JUSTICE was vanquished by KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute one-sided match.
COMRADE KOOK was handily defeated by THE MAD CARROT in a 1 minute uneven duel.
MILLHOUSE was subdued by AUGUSTUS I in a 2 minute fight.
WARHEAD overpowered FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute one-sided duel.
MANDORALLEN was overpowered by NATAS 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                  13         AIMED BLOW        36 -  28 -  0      56  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  7         WALL OF STEEL     27 -  22 -  1      55  |
|AIMED BLOW                       6         STRIKING ATTACK   27 -  22 -  0      55  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         SLASHING ATTACK   34 -  28 -  0      55  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       16 -  14 -  1      53  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  4         LUNGING ATTACK    63 -  59 -  0      52  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       26 -  25 -  0      51  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   4         BASHING ATTACK     9 -  30 -  0      23  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   7 -  0      22  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 475 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:

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

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          127 115  0  230 DARKLINGS (1160)
STRIKING ATTACK  FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862       156 159  2  252 RHYME TYME (397)
SLASHING ATTACK  JULIUS 64-3641            128 128  2  249 UNDER DURESS (743)
AIMED BLOW       CORRUPTION 82-22745        24   9  0  226 THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)
LUNGING ATTACK   SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021        34  28  1  212 HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)
BASHING ATTACK   HARVESTER OF PAIN 56-1412  36  38  4  196 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
TOTAL PARRY      MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527        33  17  1  193 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)
WALL OF STEEL    CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196     93 128  0  188 THE DRAGON FIST (1210)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              20  14  1   44 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was MORLENA 56-2163.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARBARIAN KNIGHT 
56-2006, JULIUS 64-3641, REQUIEM 11-4472, NIGHTCAP 74-2745, SAMARIUM 75-3071, BLOODY 
EASTER BUNNY 6-5877, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, NOREASTER 35-3896, HARVESTER OF PAIN 
56-1412, and SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021.

The least popular fighter this week was MANDORALLEN 56-2288.  The other ten least 
popular fighters were FALLING ROCK 29-4286, COMRADE KOOK 12-6339, DARK JUSTICE 
56-2004, CEDAR 29-4319, STONETOOTH 29-4560, BLACK WOLF 29-4194, HELEN OF TROY 8-4603, 
SMUG BUG 55-2900, SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543, and SAM 70-466.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            1  0 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  0 0  
ARKERS(8)            0  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   1  1 0  SENTERN(70)          0  3 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       2  1 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  KYR'TERR(71)         1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  2 0  ZENSU(40)            2  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        1  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          1  3 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    2  0 0  
SOLVEN(22)           0  1 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  4 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
LAPUR(29)            0  5 0  ARADI(60)            2  0 0  DWES EG(82)          5  0 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  24   4  3  145  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 HELEN OF TROY 8-4603        19  11  0  159  DAPHNE'S LADIES (1276)     ARKERS
 REQUIEM 11-4472             43  33  0  195  BALLAD OF THE BLADE (1229) ARUAK CITY

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         34  28  1  212  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            53  39  2  193  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      73  53  0  199  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  39  0  148  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 AUGUSTUS I 32-2486          46  35  3  148  ROMAN HEROES (17)          ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    107 151  3  174  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           37  21  1  207  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 SANGUINE 40-4135            33  19  1  190  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU
 FUNNY BUNNY 55-1862        156 159  2  252  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        23  15  0  207  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         33  17  1  193  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 JULIUS 64-3641             128 128  2  249  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 LIMA BEAN FLAMBE 70-3118    53  37  0  195  HEAVE HO! (926)            SENTERN
 CATASTROPHE 71-6273          7   1  0   68  THE BROTHERHOOD 98 (1289)  KYR'TERR
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           127 115  0  230  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SAMARIUM 75-3071            46  27  1  214  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      93 128  0  188  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 CORRUPTION 82-22745         24   9  0  226  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG