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Date   : 06/05/2008    Duedate: 06/18/2008

FREE BLADES

DM-103    TURN-482

RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %  RANK TEAMS                  W    L  K    %
  1 DO IT AGAIN 11/1239  1432  802 12 64.1      BLADES OF WONDER 22/1002              
    ARMY OF DARKNESS 19/1296                    BALLAD OF THE BLADE 11/1229           
    GARDEN OF EVIL II 82/1292                   DAPHNE'S LADIES 8/1276                
    DEVILS OF THE DEEP 82/1291                  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 82/1269            
    DEVIL ADVOCATES 32/298                    4 I, CLAUDIUS 13/705    581  394  6 59.6
    HOLIDAY HORRORS 6/1080                      FIELDS OF ELYSIUM 17/1293             
    ANGELS OF PAIN 32/1241                    5 HALL OF GIANT 12/885  362  260 10 58.2
    BLOOD ANGELS 40/1257                      6 DARKLINGS 74/1160     565  562  6 50.1
    DIRT DEVILS 35/1246                       7 SCARLET KNIGH 70/403  375  406  9 48.0
    HOUNDS OF HELL 12/1240                      THE DRAGON FIST 78/1210               
  2 MAIAR 64/755          542  337  5 61.7    8 RHYME TYME 55/397     326  366  1 47.1
    FATHER OF DRAGONS 67/812                    GIRL SCOUT COOKIES 33/1278            
    THUNDER TO GLORY 74/753                   9 CHEERS 70/1279        184  228  4 44.7
    SARATOGA GLORY 32/1072                      KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS 56/174             
    MEN OF 1,000 FACES 40/1297                  THE SIMPSONS 55/187                   
    TOOLS OF TORMENT 56/1082                 10 UNDER DURESS 64/743   793 1092 12 42.1
  3 I AM SAM 75/1075      911  579  9 61.1      DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY 33/764           
    GARDEN OF HORRORS 40/1238                11 CULTS-R-US 12/1255     29   53  0 35.4
    CHILDHOOD TRAUMA 60/1261                 12 CARDOW HUNTE 29/1277  587 1253 10 31.9

    '##/###' 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 595): VENTRIIE of DARK WARDS (Dr. Doom, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET BETSEY of SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): LITTLE OX of CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): QUASIL of TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): KILDILLI DALL of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): DAN STEPPE of FUNKY FOLK (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): XANAX of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): BRICKHOUSE of STREETWALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): CERIDWEN of SOL INVICTUS (Bobby Bigfoot, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): MESHARR of RILL'S GCSC2 (Rillion, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): THINKER of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): ALE'CHAI TALLSKY of PHILANTHROPISTS (Aragorn, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): NORILTENNE of THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): JACK & JILL of ROYAL FLUSH (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): RUBBER DUCKIE of OPEN SESAME (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): CENTURION of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): BETTER DUCK of MIGHTY DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 199): SKIN PEELER of BLACKMAIL (The Mun, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): RUBY TUESDAY of CORPS (Papa Bear, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 388): GARTH of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MESSALIDA of SAND DANCERS (Jorja, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): NEBUCHADNEZZAR of BLADES OF WONDER (The Sandman)

                                      Top Teams
                                      ---------
 DM   9 ZUKAL (turn 595): BLUE MOON (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  12 RIZTAB (turn 595): SWEET MAGIC (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  13 DULLENS (turn 500): CARDOW HUNTERS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  15 MALCORN (turn 589): TERMINUS (Carick, mgr.)
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 591): GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (Caesar, mgr.)
 DM  19 ZUWAYZA (turn 587): CUNNING RUNTS (Deep Thought, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): POSITION IS EMPTY
 DM  29 LAPUR (turn 580): STREET WALKERS (Roadkill, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): WAR (Lord of War, mgr.)
 DM  32 ARVAT (turn 577): SARATOGA GLORY (The Trainer, mgr.)
 DM  33 NIATOLI ISLAND (turn 575): RAVAGING LORDS (General Ikillu, mgr.)
 DM  35 MURSKA (turn 566): CHILDREN OF LLYR (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  43 VEASTIAN (turn 528): THE FAMILY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): NOSTALGIA (Crow, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 263): SECOND BANANAS (Mannequin, mgr.)
 DM  50 SNOWBOUND (turn 250): LIFE IMPACTS (Smitty, mgr.)
 DM  56 ROCANIS (turn 456): KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (Jakari, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): ELOQUENT KNIGHTS (Soultaker, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  65 DAL SHANG (turn 419): MIGHTU DUCKS (Woody, mgr.)
 DM  73 ERINIKA (turn 198): SUE'S BOYS (Crip, mgr.)
 DM  74 DAYLA KIV (turn 389): SAND DANCERRS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 386): MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 374): MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)
ADM 103 FREE BLADES (turn 481): DO IT AGAIN et al (The Dark One, mgr.)

                                   Recent Graduates
                                  -----------------
 DM  16 WILLAF (turn 590): HEART OF GOLD of GOLDEN GLADIATORS (Midas, mgr.)
                           PENNY LOPEZ of PUNNY ANIMALS (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  17 ALJAFIR (turn 589): STELRA TIRINS of MIDDLE WAY (Jorja, mgr.)
 DM  28 MORYA (turn 294): SRAN3E of PHANTACITY (Omega, mgr.)
              (turn 293): VAIDISAVA of THE PENTARCHY (Le Pentarque, mgr.)
 DM  31 CHIMLEVTAL (turn 291): LES NAYLE of MIDDLE WAY 7 (Jojra, mgr.)
 DM  45 STORMCROWE (turn 269): REALITY of SRETSAMLEUD II (Phat Phat, mgr.)
 DM  47 DOUBLE X (turn 262): HANTA of DOK SIK KILLERS (Doc Sik, mgr.)
 DM  60 COLLUSION COVE (turn 443): TYVEK of DEMONS OF DARNKESS 2 (Rillion, mgr)
                                   YELLOW JACKET of BUGS, SLUGS & THUGS (A-sop, mgr.)
                                   BURNT OFFERINGS of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (Samwise the
                                   Bald, mgr.)
                       (turn 442): 3D'S NOT L33T of WILD CARDS (Snotman, mgr.)
 DM  61 JURINE (turn 434): LOCKENLOAD of CLAN GHOST BEARS (Bjorn, mgr.)
 DM  75 JADE MOUNTAIN (turn 387): SOULTAKER of MANAGER MUSINGS (FTF Manager, mgr.)
 DM  78 LIN TIRIAN (turn 373): CONJUROR of MAGIC ARTISTS (Houdini, mgr.)

                                 THE GUARDIAN'S FORUM
                           Reflections by the Lord-Marshall

Greeting, Free Blades.

I believe this is my third time sitting on the throne of Free Blades.  It might be my
fourth.  Unfortunately, neither the Sandman nor I have done a good job of remembering
that information.  What we both do know, however, is that I have yet to successfully
defend my title, which is a source of irritation for us both.  In the past, I've
spoken of a desire to break the record of one of the Sandman's former warriors,
Manic, who held the title in Free Blades for 10 consecutive turns.  I realize now I
was getting ahead of myself.  So, this time, I hope for a single defense of my
throne.  I've issued my TV challenge to a former alliance mate, and the highest
contender available to me: Glaurung.  He's a darn good one.  I wish him luck and hope
the best gladiator will emerge victorious.

Until next time, Free Blades!

Nebuchadnezzar

                             REPORT FROM WITHIN THE TOWER

     One thing is really clear around here these days.  Which is, it's summer.  Whew!
Great for working on my tan, except when it's raining, but so hot!  And, you know,
humid.  Because of the Isle being an island in the middle of a lake.  And every other
beach is right by the water, too.  It seems like it must be some kind of rule.

And another kind of rule is that I have to talk about the fights, so here's some
stuff about 'em.
     KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS was the most avoided team?  (I guess so.)  And it looks like
DEVIL ADVOCATES avoided them the most this turn.
     MORLENA was challenged more times this turn than the Lord Marshal, who fought a
random match.
     We had twenty-four fights, with not one single standby out there that I could 
see.  Fourteen challenges, which is great, three of them tv, which is greater, and
the rest radio.

     CEDAR (29-4319) (21-19-1,54) of CARDOW HUNTERS fought ARTEMIDORUS (17-6864) (23-
6-1,75) of FIELDS OF ELYSIUM.  CEDAR was overpowered by ARTEMIDORUS in a 1 minute
one-sided bout.  I think it's the weather, myself.  Sort of like a pressure-cooker.
Ha!  You think I don't know about pressure cookers?  My mom has one.  She does
tomatoes in it.  Well, maybe not tomatoes, but green beans, anyway.  Yuck.
     SAVORY (32-4143) (17-8-1,31) of SARATOGA GLORY fought BLACK WOLF (29-4194) (33-
32-1,67) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  SAVORY was overpowered by BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute
uneven fight.  And people tell me that Savory, being a horse, is just darned lucky
that the Wolf didn't hamstring him.  I'm not sure about some of this.  I mean, Savory
doesn't really look like a horse.  More like a gladiator.  But there's lots of cases
like that.
     TURNIP TORNEDO (82-35257) (18-2-1,155) of GARDEN OF EVIL II fought COMRADE KOOK
(12-6339) (34-32-1,113) of CULTS-R-US.  TURNIP TORNEDO demolished COMRADE KOOK in an
action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.  You've heard of white tornados, and beef
tournedos?  Well, this is something different and LOTS worse.  Trust me on this.
     MEGALODON (82-32285) (17-5-0,160) of DEVILS OF THE DEEP fought TALL TREE (29-
4380) (25-45-0,103) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  MEGALODON viciously subdued TALL TREE in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute gory fray.  Which just goes to show that it doesn't matter
how tall you are, you should stay out of really deep waters.  In fact, stay on the
beach, it's the safest.

     THE QUICKLING (70-1669) (80-187-2,152) of SCARLET KNIGHTS fought BLOODY EASTER
BUNNY (6-5877) (26-8-3,147) of HOLIDAY HORRORS.  THE QUICKLING was subdued by BLOODY
EASTER BUNNY in an action packed 2 minute bout.  Well, I suppose this is a good
thing?  I mean, the Bloody Easter Bunny isn't great, he should have roasted about
another ten minutes at least, but someday I'd really like to see the last of that
Quickling.  It isn't like he contributes much.
     SMUG BUG (55-2900) (74-142-0,210) of RHYME TYME fought TOM BOMBADIL (64-3936)
(58-28-0,202) of MAIAR.  SMUG BUG was devastated by TOM BOMBADIL in an action packed
1 minute one-sided bout.  This is really good, on account of it being the start of
summer about now.  Everyone will tell you:  squash a bug NOW, and it'll mean lots
less bugs in a couple of months.  I'm not totally sure about this, you know?  I mean,
how can they tell?  They're just guessing, really.
     NOREASTER (35-3896) (40-24-1,207) of DIRT DEVILS fought CORT NIGHTJEWEL (78-196)
(96-131-0,190) of THE DRAGON FIST.  NOREASTER narrowly defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a
crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.  How narrow?  It took two minutes, so it can't
have been under an inch.
     SUPERIOR FORCES (33-4543) (108-156-3,189) of DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY fought DANISH
(74-2451) (68-31-0,200) of THUNDER TO GLORY.  SUPERIOR FORCES was overpowered by
DANISH in an exciting 2 minute one-sided bout.  This is odd.  I thought Danish was a
kind of pastry?  Really good, too.  With nutmeg to make people calm down.
     SANGUINE (40-4135) (36-22-1,214) of BLOOD ANGELS fought NIGHTCAP (74-2745) (130-
118-0,187) of DARKLINGS.  SANGUINE was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in a crowd pleasing 1
minute mismatched brawl.  I don't know if Sanguine has tourney experience or just
really good pr (NOT parry-riposte, dummies) to have started with that rating, but
still, Nightcap has lots more experience, so I guess this makes a kind of sense.  As
much as any fight ever does, anyway.

The challenge matches!
     BORIS KARLOFF (40-4112) (12-3-1,33) of MEN OF 1,000 FACES challenged FALLING
ROCK (29-4286) (20-36-0,48) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 15.  BORIS KARLOFF handily
defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  You've heard about
people with faces that could stop clocks?  Well, some guys have faces that can stop
falling rocks, too.
     SHEA TANN (32-4623) (21-4-0,86) of DEVIL ADVOCATES challenged MANDORALLEN (56-
2288) (24-14-1,76) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 10.  SHEA TANN demolished MANDORALLEN
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.  That Shea, such a hotshot!  But life is
like that sometimes.  Cold shots don't always do the job.
     BIONIC BUFFALO (11-6570) (40-30-0,178) of DO IT AGAIN challenged MILLHOUSE (55-
1324) (26-26-0,180) of THE SIMPSONS.  Up 2.  BIONIC BUFFALO was handily defeated by
MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.  You know, the Simpsons are inviting
everyone over to their place for buffalo wings.  I'd be careful about this.  Bones
are bad enough, what if there are wires in 'em?
     NATAS (11-6531) (22-10-0,159) of DO IT AGAIN challenged SISTER X (12-6340) (31-
34-0,144) of CULTS-R-US.  Down 15.  NATAS overpowered SISTER X in a crowd pleasing 1
minute one-sided Challenge match.  You need to fire up some Cult power to whack that
Natas sideways, Sister.  It looks to me like he's got it too easy.
     TRADEMARK (32-4114) (29-11-3,169) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged SAM (70-466) (16-
9-0,176) of CHEERS.  Up 7.  TRADEMARK was narrowly defeated by SAM in an action
packed 2 minute Challenge match.  Another narrow one.  I wish people would be more,
you know, specific.  Oh, well.  If you're really a horse at heart, Trademark, maybe
you should challenge Sam to a race.  Five laps around the arena?
     MACHINE (56-3795) (21-12-0,164) of TOOLS OF TORMENT challenged CITY MILITIA (56-
2200) (24-20-0,189) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up lots, um, 25.  MACHINE was overpowered
by CITY MILITIA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.  What is this, some kind
of home-town grudge match?  I only ask because I want to know.  Maybe I should take
notes for other spy reports, after all.

     KING LOVE (40-3748) (71-53-2,206) of GARDEN OF HORRORS challenged JULIUS (64-
3641) (133-129-3,244) of UNDER DURESS.  Up 38.  KING LOVE slimly won victory over
JULIUS in an action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.  Well, I guess "slim" is better
than "narrow," but don't ask me how.  It's all geometry to me, and I never did like
that stuff.  Rulers!  People HIT each other with rulers.
     CLAUDIUS (13-2860) (56-42-2,207) of I, CLAUDIUS challenged DARK JUSTICE (56-
2004) (28-30-0,201) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Down 6.  CLAUDIUS devastated DARK JUSTICE
in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.  Was this justice?  Don't ask me.  I
don't know what justice is, and neither does anybody else.
     STYLISH (32-4116) (28-12-1,191) of SARATOGA GLORY challenged MORLENA (56-2163)
(26-25-1,200) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 9.  STYLISH was defeated by MORLENA in an
exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.  Remember Morlena got the most challenges?  I
bet Stylish wishes she'd followed up on a different one!  But maybe not.  Maybe
she'll teach that trick of how she does her nails so they don't break during a fight.
     SCOOBY DOOM (12-6021) (38-30-1,184) of HOUNDS OF HELL challenged KOOKABURRA (33-
4151) (94-125-4,190) of GIRL SCOUT COOKIES.  Up 6.  SCOOBY DOOM demolished KOOKABURRA
in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.  Well, of course.  I've had dogs, you
know, lots of 'em, and they ALL demolished cookies, every chance they got.
     GLAURUNG (67-2324) (42-14-0,254) of FATHER OF DRAGONS challenged MALT-O-MEAL
(60-7527) (38-18-1,212) of CHILDHOOD TRAUMA.  Down 42.  GLAURUNG viciously subdued
MALT-O-MEAL in a popular 4 minute gory Challenge contest.  Gosh, I didn't know
dragons ate that kind of stuff.  Um, maybe a Father of dragons is old and doesn't
have many teeth left?  Well, whatever.  Even a toothless dragon can be vicious.  I've
noticed that often.  People, too.

Okay, here are the tv challenges, and congratulations to the people who got tourney
victor status.
     GIMME SOME SUGAR (19-4936) (14-2-0,55) of ARMY OF DARKNESS TV challenged
STONETOOTH (29-4560) (27-37-0,58) of CARDOW HUNTERS.  Up 3.  GIMME SOME SUGAR
demolished STONETOOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.  No surprise, right?
Even stone teeth will rot if you eat too much sugar.  My mom told me that.  And lots
of other stuff, some of it true.
     DEFIANCE (32-4619) (19-0-1,120) of ANGELS OF PAIN TV challenged MAGGIE (55-637)
(34-48-1,144) of THE SIMPSONS.  Up 24.  DEFIANCE vanquished MAGGIE in a 1 minute
uneven Challenge battle.  Huh.  That probably means no buffalo wings for Defiance.
Which might be a good thing in the long run.  You never know.
     SAMURAI (75-3119) (26-15-1,183) of I AM SAM TV challenged BARBARIAN KNIGHT (56-
2006) (34-23-2,227) of KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS.  Up 44, I think.  SAMURAI bested BARBARIAN
KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.  What I figure is, if you're
going to compete with Samurai, B.K., you'll have to learn to write haiku.  I know,
it's tough, it's maybe even, you know, cruel and unusual, but sometimes life is like
that.

For the title:  NEBUCHADNEZZAR (22-5821) (77-54-0,236) of BLADES OF WONDER fought
JOPPA CLUBFIST (12-3748) (34-29-0,215) of HALL OF GIANT.  NEBUCHADNEZZAR overpowered
JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 4 minute uneven Title struggle.  Listen, Neb, oh, by the way,
congratulations, but listen.  You have to work on your record-keeping, or maybe it
would be better to hire somebody to do it?  I mean, you've got your job, which is
fighting, right?  But I looked back in the archives, since I had the archives handy,
I only went back a year, but this is your eighth time as Lord Marshall in the past
year, and the third time you've had the title for two consecutive turns.  You're
better than your manager thinks you are!  Smack him upside the head and make him, you
know, listen!

                                      Debby T.

LORD-MARSHALL                 W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      78  54  0  252  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN

GRAND CHALLENGER CHAMPIONS    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  14  0  272  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
-CORRUPTION 82-22745         29  10  0  256  THE BROTHERHOOD 40 (1269)  DWES EG
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            57  42  2  218  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 KING LOVE 40-3748           72  53  2  216  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  25  1  214  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        59  28  0  213  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
-REQUIEM 11-4472             46  36  0  213  BALLAD OF THE BLADE (1229) ARUAK CITY
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           131 118  0  212  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 NOREASTER 35-3896           41  24  1  212  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DANISH 74-2451              69  31  0  210  THUNDER TO GLORY (753)     DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             27  15  1  206  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 JULIUS 64-3641             133 130  3  203  UNDER DURESS (743)         KURUKAR
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         38  19  1  203  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            74 143  0  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      34  30  0  199  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 CITY MILITIA 56-2200        25  20  0  199  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
-SAMARIUM 75-3071            49  30  1  198  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 SCOOBY DOOM 12-6021         39  30  1  198  HOUNDS OF HELL (1240)      RIZTAB

GRAND CHAMPIONS               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DARK JUSTICE 56-2004        28  31  0  194  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MILLHOUSE 55-1324           27  26  0  194  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    108 157  3  193  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      96 132  0  193  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 BARBARIAN KNIGHT 56-2006    34  24  2  192  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 SAM 70-466                  17   9  0  191  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 STYLISH 32-4116             28  13  1  189  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SANGUINE 40-4135            36  23  1  186  BLOOD ANGELS (1257)        ZENSU

GRAND CHALLENGER ADEPTS       W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 KOOKABURRA 33-4151          94 126  4  179  GIRL SCOUT COOKIES (1278)  NIATOLI ISLAND
 TRADEMARK 32-4114           29  12  3  171  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
-HELEN OF TROY 8-4603        22  13  0  170  DAPHNE'S LADIES (1276)     ARKERS
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      40  31  0  169  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 NATAS 11-6531               23  10  0  166  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 MEGALODON 82-32285          18   5  0  162  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG
 MACHINE 56-3795             21  13  0  161  TOOLS OF TORMENT (1082)    ROCANIS
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  27   8  3  158  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 TURNIP TORNEDO 82--30279    19   2  1  157  GARDEN OF EVIL II (1292)   DWES EG
 THE QUICKLING 70-1669       80 188  2  152  SCARLET KNIGHTS (403)      SENTERN

GRAND ADEPTS                  W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 DEFIANCE 32-4619            20   0  1  142  ANGELS OF PAIN (1241)      ARVAT
 SISTER X 12-6340            31  35  0  141  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 MAGGIE 55-637               34  49  1  127  THE SIMPSONS (187)         KHALANI
 COMRADE KOOK 12-6339        34  33  1  118  CULTS-R-US (1255)          RIZTAB
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  46  0  115  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR

GRAND CHALLENGER INITIATES    W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 SHEA TANN 32-4623           22   4  0   99  DEVIL ADVOCATES (298)      ARVAT

GRAND INITIATES               W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         24   6  1   82  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 MANDORALLEN 56-2288         24  15  1   74  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 BLACK WOLF 29-4194          34  32  1   73  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    15   2  0   67  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
-MURRY 29-4755               15  20  3   55  CROC FILES (951)           LAPUR
 CEDAR 29-4319               21  20  1   54  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 BORIS KARLOFF 40-4112       13   3  1   51  MEN OF 1,000 FACES (1297)  ZENSU
 STONETOOTH 29-4560          27  38  0   49  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 FALLING ROCK 29-4286        20  37  0   33  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 SAVORY 32-4143              17   9  1   31  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT

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

THE DEAD                   W   L  K TEAM NAME              SLAIN BY                  TURN

                               PERSONAL CORRESPONDENCE

Defiance -- Not the only way to get ahead in the world, and often not the best. --
Tall Tree

Artemidorus -- Ah, nothing like old familiar faces in search of an easy win, eh? --
Cedar

Savory -- For that matter, *I* should have stayed in bed today.  But a good student
and a win is worth something.  Just don't ask me what. -- Stonetooth

Mandorallen -- I was hoping for some inept standby.  Just my luck, eh? -- Falling
Rock

Shea Tann -- Climb the ranks faster, dude. -- Black Wolf

Requiem -- Wow, that was a pretty impressive win.  Congratulations. -- Nightcap

Tom Bombadil -- You wrote a column!  YAY!  Good one!  Jammies said I should buy you a
drink.  Uh... stump juice? -- Nightcap

                                  LAST WEEK'S FIGHTS

SAMURAI bested BARBARIAN KNIGHT in a crowd pleasing 2 minute Challenge fight.
DEFIANCE vanquished MAGGIE in a 1 minute uneven Challenge battle.
GIMME SOME SUGAR demolished STONETOOTH in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
GLAURUNG viciously subdued MALT-O-MEAL in a popular 4 minute gory Challenge contest.
SCOOBY DOOM demolished KOOKABURRA in a 1 minute mismatched Challenge competition.
STYLISH was defeated by MORLENA in a exciting 1 minute Challenge struggle.
CLAUDIUS devastated DARK JUSTICE in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge competition.
KING LOVE slimly won victory over JULIUS in a action packed 3 minute Challenge duel.
MACHINE was overpowered by CITY MILITIA in a popular 1 minute uneven Challenge duel.
TRADEMARK was narrowly defeated by SAM in a action packed 2 minute Challenge match.
NATAS overpowered SISTER X in a crowd pleasing 1 minute one-sided Challenge match.
BIONIC BUFFALO was handily defeated by MILLHOUSE in a 1 minute Challenge contest.
SHEA TANN demolished MANDORALLEN in a 1 minute one-sided Challenge brawl.
BORIS KARLOFF handily defeated FALLING ROCK in a 1 minute uneven Challenge fight.
NEBUCHADNEZZAR overpowered JOPPA CLUBFIST in a 4 minute uneven Title struggle.
SANGUINE was overpowered by NIGHTCAP in a crowd pleasing 1 minute mismatched brawl.
SUPERIOR FORCES was overpowered by DANISH in a exciting 2 minute one-sided bout.
NOREASTER narrowly defeated CORT NIGHTJEWEL in a crowd pleasing 2 minute bloody fight.
SMUG BUG was devastated by TOM BOMBADIL in a action packed 1 minute one-sided bout.
THE QUICKLING was subdued by BLOODY EASTER BUNNY in a action packed 2 minute bout.
MEGALODON viciously subdued TALL TREE in a crowd pleasing 2 minute gory fray.
TURNIP TORNEDO demolished COMRADE KOOK in a action packed 1 minute one-sided fight.
SAVORY was overpowered by BLACK WOLF in a 1 minute uneven fight.
CEDAR was overpowered by ARTEMIDORUS in a 1 minute one-sided bout.

                                    BATTLE REPORT

             MOST POPULAR                        RECORD DURING THE LAST 10 TURNS     
|FIGHTING STYLE               FIGHTS        FIGHTING STYLE     W -   L -  K   PERCENT|
|LUNGING ATTACK                  14         STRIKING ATTACK   30 -  14 -  0      68  |
|AIMED BLOW                       8         AIMED BLOW        49 -  27 -  0      64  |
|PARRY-LUNGE                      5         LUNGING ATTACK    72 -  60 -  0      55  |
|SLASHING ATTACK                  5         SLASHING ATTACK   36 -  32 -  1      53  |
|WALL OF STEEL                    5         TOTAL PARRY       19 -  20 -  0      49  |
|TOTAL PARRY                      4         PARRY-LUNGE       24 -  30 -  0      44  |
|STRIKING ATTACK                  3         WALL OF STEEL     17 -  36 -  0      32  |
|BASHING ATTACK                   3         BASHING ATTACK    11 -  27 -  0      29  |
|PARRY-RIPOSTE                    1         PARRY-RIPOSTE      2 -   8 -  0      20  |
|PARRY-STRIKE                     0         PARRY-STRIKE       0 -   0 -  0       0  |

Turn 482 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:

STRIKING ATTACK    3 -  0     SLASHING ATTACK    2 -  3         4  LUNGING ATTACK 
AIMED BLOW         6 -  2     WALL OF STEEL      1 -  4         3  AIMED BLOW     
PARRY-LUNGE        3 -  2     PARRY-STRIKE       0 -  0         2  PARRY-LUNGE    
LUNGING ATTACK     7 -  7     PARRY-RIPOSTE      0 -  1         1  WALL OF STEEL  
TOTAL PARRY        2 -  2     BASHING ATTACK     0 -  3         1  SLASHING ATTACK

                               TOP WARRIOR OF EACH STYLE

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
AIMED BLOW       NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821     78  54  0  252 BLADES OF WONDER (1002)

FIGHTING STYLE   WARRIOR                     W   L  K PNTS TEAM NAME                  
WALL OF STEEL    GLAURUNG 67-2324           43  14  0  272 FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)
SLASHING ATTACK  CLAUDIUS 13-2860           57  42  2  218 I, CLAUDIUS (705)
LUNGING ATTACK   MORLENA 56-2163            27  25  1  214 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
PARRY-LUNGE      NIGHTCAP 74-2745          131 118  0  212 DARKLINGS (1160)
TOTAL PARRY      MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527        38  19  1  203 CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)
BASHING ATTACK   DARK JUSTICE 56-2004       28  31  0  194 KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)
STRIKING ATTACK  MILLHOUSE 55-1324          27  26  0  194 THE SIMPSONS (187)
PARRY-RIPOSTE    CEDAR 29-4319              21  20  1   54 CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)

The overall popularity leader is NIGHTCAP 74-2745.  The most popular warrior this 
turn was GLAURUNG 67-2324.  The ten other most popular fighters were BARBARIAN KNIGHT 
56-2006, NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821, KING LOVE 40-3748, JULIUS 64-3641, JOPPA CLUBFIST 
12-3748, THE QUICKLING 70-1669, MEGALODON 82-32285, SAMURAI 75-3119, MORLENA 56-2163, 
and TRADEMARK 32-4114.

The least popular fighter this week was CEDAR 29-4319.  The other ten least popular 
fighters were SAVORY 32-4143, FALLING ROCK 29-4286, SISTER X 12-6340, STONETOOTH 
29-4560, MAGGIE 55-637, COMRADE KOOK 12-6339, TALL TREE 29-4380, SANGUINE 40-4135, 
MANDORALLEN 56-2288, and BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570.

Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  Arena (Number)       W  L K  
TRANSEL(6)           1  0 0  ARVAT(32)            2  3 0  KURUKAR(64)          1  1 0  
ARUAK CITY(11)       1  1 0  NIATOLI ISLAND(33)   0  2 0  BARIKALA(67)         1  0 0  
RIZTAB(12)           1  3 0  MURSKA(35)           1  0 0  SENTERN(70)          1  1 0  
DULLENS(13)          1  0 0  ZENSU(40)            2  1 0  DAYLA KIV(74)        2  0 0  
ALJAFIR(17)          1  0 0  KHALANI(55)          1  2 0  JADE MOUNTAIN(75)    1  0 0  
ZUWAYZA(19)          1  0 0  ROCANIS(56)          2  4 0  LIN TIRIAN(78)       0  1 0  
SOLVEN(22)           1  0 0  ARADI(60)            0  1 0  DWES EG(82)          2  0 0  
LAPUR(29)            1  4 0  

TOP WARRIOR OF EACH ARENA     W   L  K PNTS  TEAM NAME                  CITY           
 BLOODY EASTER BUNNY 6-5877  27   8  3  158  HOLIDAY HORRORS (1080)     TRANSEL
 BIONIC BUFFALO 11-6570      40  31  0  169  DO IT AGAIN (1239)         ARUAK CITY
 JOPPA CLUBFIST 12-3748      34  30  0  199  HALL OF GIANT (885)        RIZTAB
 CLAUDIUS 13-2860            57  42  2  218  I, CLAUDIUS (705)          DULLENS
 ARTEMIDORUS 17-6864         24   6  1   82  FIELDS OF ELYSIUM (1293)   ALJAFIR
 GIMME SOME SUGAR 19-4936    15   2  0   67  ARMY OF DARKNESS (1296)    ZUWAYZA
 NEBUCHADNEZZAR 22-5821      78  54  0  252  BLADES OF WONDER (1002)    SOLVEN
 TALL TREE 29-4380           25  46  0  115  CARDOW HUNTERS (1277)      LAPUR
 STYLISH 32-4116             28  13  1  189  SARATOGA GLORY (1072)      ARVAT
 SUPERIOR FORCES 33-4543    108 157  3  193  DUPLICATE REDUNDANCY (764) NIATOLI ISLAND
 NOREASTER 35-3896           41  24  1  212  DIRT DEVILS (1246)         MURSKA
 KING LOVE 40-3748           72  53  2  216  GARDEN OF HORRORS (1238)   ZENSU
 SMUG BUG 55-2900            74 143  0  199  RHYME TYME (397)           KHALANI
 MORLENA 56-2163             27  25  1  214  KNIGHTS OF ROCANIS (174)   ROCANIS
 MALT-O-MEAL 60-7527         38  19  1  203  CHILDHOOD TRAUMA (1261)    ARADI
 TOM BOMBADIL 64-3936        59  28  0  213  MAIAR (755)                KURUKAR
 GLAURUNG 67-2324            43  14  0  272  FATHER OF DRAGONS (812)    BARIKALA
 SAM 70-466                  17   9  0  191  CHEERS (1279)              SENTERN
 NIGHTCAP 74-2745           131 118  0  212  DARKLINGS (1160)           DAYLA KIV
 SAMURAI 75-3119             27  15  1  206  I AM SAM (1075)            JADE MOUNTAIN
 CORT NIGHTJEWEL 78-196      96 132  0  193  THE DRAGON FIST (1210)     LIN TIRIAN
 MEGALODON 82-32285          18   5  0  162  DEVILS OF THE DEEP (1291)  DWES EG